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From nutrition to aspirations and self-efficacy: Gender bias over time among children in four countries

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We use data on children at ages 8, 12 and 15 from Young Lives, a cohort study of 12,000 children across Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam, to document the presence of a gender gap across a wide variety of indicators, including nutrition, education, aspirations, subjective well-being and psychosocial competencies. First, we find that there is considerable heterogeneity across countries, ages and indicators in whether there is any gender bias and whether it is in favour of b...

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Peer reviewed
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University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs More from this funder
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Publication date:
2011-01-01
URN:
uuid:0006c375-7c18-4d5a-883e-7dc8264f267a
Local pid:
ora:7813
ISBN:
978-1-904427-81-0

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