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Gender Equity in Education: Helping the Boys Catch Up

dc.contributor.authorVicente B. Paqueo
dc.contributor.authorAniceto C. Orbeta Jr.
dc.description.abstractThe article argues that in the Philippines there is a need for a more nuanced view of gender equality. Historically, Filipino males were somewhat more educated than females. Now the males are lagging behind the females and the education gender gap is widening. This reversal was predictable early on in the 70s before it manifested itself in national statistics. The paper argues that today gender equality advocacy should go beyond the stereo-typical focus on girls’ education and pay more attention to issues that are hurting boys’ education. Failure to pursue win-win strategies to address gender bias in education working against boys will mean the country is foregoing valuable opportunities to raise equity and economic returns to its investment in education. To conclude, the paper suggests some experiments to deepen current understanding of boys’ educational issues and develop tools for effectively removing existing impediments to schooling and learning.
dc.publisherPhilippine Institute for Development Studies
dc.titleGender Equity in Education: Helping the Boys Catch Up
dc.typeDiscussion Paper
dc.subject.expertGender Equality
dc.subject.expertWomen's Education
dc.subject.expertPublic Education
dc.subject.expertEquity In Education
dc.subject.expertEducational Statistics
dc.subject.expertGender Bias
dc.subject.expertGender Inequality
dc.subject.expertGender Policy
dc.subject.expertGender Discrimination
dc.subject.adbComparative Analysis
dc.subject.adbPreschool education
dc.subject.adbBasic education
dc.subject.adbEducational policy
dc.subject.adbSociological Analysis
dc.subject.adbSex Discrimination
dc.subject.adbEqual Opportunity
dc.subject.adbWomen's Rights
dc.subject.naturalPrimary school supervision
dc.subject.naturalDiscrimination in higher education
dc.subject.naturalElementary education
dc.subject.naturalSchool environment
dc.subject.naturalRight to education
dc.subject.naturalEducational evaluation
dc.subject.naturalGender-based analysis
dc.subject.naturalSex discrimination against women
dc.subject.naturalEqual rights
dc.title.seriesPIDS: Discussion Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 2019-01
dc.contributor.imprintPhilippine Institute for Development Studies
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.authorPaqueo, Vicente B.
oar.authorJr., Aniceto C. Orbeta

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