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
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
Published 1 November 2017