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The quality of school provision in Pakistan: are girls worse off?

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Recent evidence from Pakistan points to significant pro-male bias within households in the allocation of education expenditures. This raises two important questions: Is less spent on enrolled girls than boys through differential school-type choice for the two sexes, for example through a greater likelihood of sending boys to fee-charging private schools? And, if indeed this is the case, are girls thereby condemned to lower quality schooling, on average, than boys? By asking these questions, t...

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University of Oxford Publisher's website
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Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2006-12-01
Paper number:
GPRG-WPS-066
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1144136
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2020-12-15

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