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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 indicators of nutrition, education, aspirations, subjective well-being and psychosocial competencies. We find considerable heterogeneity across countries, ages and indicators in the existence and direction of gender gaps. Second, we find evidence of an 'institutionalized' gender bias agains...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.12.001

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Young Lives
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
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World Development Journal website
Volume:
45
Pages:
31-50
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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0305-750X
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uuid:03a49f27-3129-4402-ac9e-51adc580d1c6
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ora:9248

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