Starting Together, Growing Apart: Gender Gaps in Learning from Preschool to Adulthood in Four Developing Countries

This paper examines the evolution of gender gaps in multiple cognitive skills from 5 to 19 years old

Abstract

This working paper studies the evolution of gender gaps in multiple cognitive skills from the ages of 5 to 19 years old, using Young Lives unique panel data from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam; it is the most extensive panel-based investigation on this question in developing countries.

Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, following the lives of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) over 15 years. Young Lives is funded by the UK Department for International Development

Citation

Singh, Abhijeet and Sofya Krutikova (2017) Starting Together, Growing Apart: Gender Gaps in Learning from Preschool to Adulthood in Four Developing Countries. Young Lives Working paper 174. Oxford: Young Lives

Starting Together, Growing Apart: Gender Gaps in Learning from Preschool to Adulthood in Four Developing Countries

Published 1 November 2017