ERIC Number: ED471973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Boys and Girls Educational Opportunities in Thailand: The Effects of Siblings, Migrations, School Proximity, and Village Remoteness. Working Paper Series.
Curran, Sara; Chung, Chang; Cadge, Wendy; Varangrat, Anchalee
Within individual countries, the paths toward increasing educational attainment are not always linear, and individuals are not equally affected. Differences between boys' and girls' educational attainments are a common expression of this inequality, as boys are more often favored for continued schooling. This paper examines the importance of birth cohort, sibship size, migration, and school accessibility in explaining both the gender gap and its narrowing in secondary schooling in one district in northeast Thailand between 1984-1994. Birth cohort is a significant explanation for the narrowing of the gender gap. Migration, sibship size, and remote village location are important explanations for limited secondary education opportunities, especially for girls. (Contains 70 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Migration, Proximity, Rural Areas, Sex Differences, Siblings
Office of Population Research Working Paper Series, Princeton University, Wallace Hall, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08544. Fax: 609-258-1039; Web site: http://www.opr.princeton.edu/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand