ERIC Number: ED460050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Differences in Education in Mexico.
Parker, Susan Wendy; Pederzini, Carla
This paper concentrates on the determinants of education in Mexico. Mexico is an interesting case study for education as it represents a country which has experienced growth in educational attainments over the last decades. Nevertheless, given its level of gross domestic product (GDP), Mexico actually does very poorly in terms of education, with its population having 2.5 years less education than it should have. The study analyzes the determinants of the education of boys and girls in Mexico and tries to understand gender differences in education. It describes the educational system in Mexico and presents trends in educational attainment over the last few generations. It provides a brief description of the existing theoretical and empirical literature on the determinants of educational investment in children, and some evidence that has been found on educational investments between girls and boys. The paper presents a detailed descriptive analysis of current trends in school attendance and attainment of individuals aged 6 to 29. The empirical models estimate the determinants of school attendance and the probability of falling behind in school. The regressions focus on child, family, household, and community characteristics. It concludes with an interpretation of the findings in the context of gender differences in education and the policy implications of the analysis. Includes 11 figures, 7 tables, and 14 notes. (Contains 59 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Attendance, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Regression (Statistics), Sex Differences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico