Education For Girls Literature Review

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Literature Review The issues of access to education especially for girls is a complex situation as In India there is a strong preference for sons over daughter s that lead to discrimination against daughters and research on education has shown that girls are at a disadvantage compared to boys and are less likely to attend school (Kingdon 2005), and even if they go they are more likely to discontinue at an earlier age to contribute to household duties or due to financial constraints in family that cannot support their education .Though there are numerous research on gender disparity none of them address the role of context that shape this persistent educational disparity . Girls are often taken out of schools to contribute to household responsibilities and in the case of millions of landless labourers’ families who migrate in search of work for more than 8 months in a year find it easier to leave behind boys who can continue going to school and take girls along as they are worried about the safety concerns of their daughters and also another issue regarding access to education for girls in the rural areas is that parents are not willing to send their daughters beyond their own villages for studies . Research has also shown that the mothers’ education plays an important role in schooling of their daughters and this lead to lower discrimination against the girl child. Communities play an important role in understanding social life in India as social networks are closely knit
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