Gender Inequality in Education
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The paper discusses gender issues in education and how gender inequality starts early in a female's life. The paper looks at the gender stereotyping in technical and professional fields and emphasizes the importance of education in finding better-paying employment opportunities. The paper also addresses the findings that women who are educated and have started families later in life tend to have better-educated and healthier children, and men seem to be doing worse in school than women.
Discussion and Assessment
Discussion and Assessment
From the Paper:"In the past, women tended to get married early and start families as young women, but today, women are getting married later in life and having families much later too. Approximately 57 percent of individuals who attend college in the United States are women. Statistics show that men tend to get lower grades and drop out more. There are many questions regarding why women are doing better in school than men. Perhaps they are more diligent in their studies.
"In many ways, men still dominate the workforce, so women have a lot to fight against. Some claim that women are more docile and boys may be more unruly. With a higher divorce rate, some experts believe that boys may not have a father figure to guide them through their growing years, which can eventually lead to poor grades in school and school drop-outs.
"On the other hand, education, particularly for girls, has both a social and an economic benefit for society as a whole. Women who are educated have more economic opportunities, while engaging more in public life. Women who are educated also tend to have fewer children, but the children they do have are healthier, and those children are more likely to attend school. Finally, education seems to increase the ability for women and girls to protect themselves against HIV (Gender Equality Fact Sheet of World Population, 2005)."
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