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Gender Differences in Education: Structure and Comparison of Countries

Author: Bc. Pavla Břízová
Year: 2011 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Julie Chytilová Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 99
Awards and prizes: B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelors diploma thesis.
Abstract: This bachelor thesis is devoted to the problem of gender disparities in education. It
focuses mainly on the current situation of the problem using the recent data for
individual countries. The main contribution of the thesis to the research of the topic is in
new, inventive ways how it analyses the structure of gender inequalities. The first of
them concentrates on the distribution of gender gap values that represent states of
inequalities of individual countries. Separately for fourteen most important educational
statistics (such as School enrolment rate, Progression to secondary school or Literacy
rate) the thesis depicts the distribution of gender gap values of all the countries and
describes the differences and common features among the statistics. The second part of
the analysis is devoted to inequality stages. Educational statistics are divided into two
groups (Access to education and Quality of obtained education), due to their natural
consecutiveness called inequality stages. The analysis of the structure of inequalities
consists in searching for mutual relations between the level of inequalities in the first
and second stage there. In accordance with distinguished forms of relations the thesis
consequently classifies countries into eleven definite categories. The main finding
proved by this approach is the fact that in many more countries girls experience higher
inequality in access to education than in its subsequent quality than vice versa.
Downloadable: Bachelor Thesis of Břízová


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