Gender Discrimination Against Girls

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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…show more content…
Communities play an important role in understanding social life in India as social networks are closely knit and has obligations on kinship, caste and neighbourhood and given the importance of local relations in India it is reasonable to expect gender discrimination in education that are influenced by community contexts (Bose 2012) .Many research on gender discrimination in education neglect the context of parental attitudes and decision making of whose goes to school is very crucial to understand the persistent bias against daughters education . Studies have shown that if a mother is educated they are less likely to discriminate against daughters as they have knowledge and are likely to display more egalitarian views of gender and are less likely to exhibit son preference and greater disparities are seen when the mother has no or very little education and this has led to disadvantage that has persisted over…show more content…
In the case of India these regional variation are due to its size, sociocultural and economic heterogeneity. Existing literature on literacy ,demography and health related indicators show that the disparities are more in the northern and central states compared to southern states and a similar pattern is seen with regard to education and this research paper tried to challenge the common perception that exists regarding gender discrimination regarding girls access to education being prevalent in the north while it’s true that gender disparity in completion of schooling is higher in the north there is a need to understand that the concepts of gender discrimination is much more complex that can be conceptualised and this study cannot be generalised on a larger scale as it just focused on disparities in completion of school levels it gives only a partial picture of the situation .To understand the deeper concepts it is important to analyse the reasons of disparities at each educational level before arriving at a comprehensive understanding of regional variations in disparity and discrimination of access in
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