Impact Of Gender Inequality In Education

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Gender is a sociological term that describes the differentiation in role performance by male and female. This Genderisation of roles is learned through the socialization process. This compartmentalization of role leads to a position of domination for male and submissiveness for female. Thus this ‘Gender’ term is itself discriminatory that is responsible for the inequality in role performance between men and women. ‘Gender Equality’ is the term which is used to give a woman equal status at par with a man in each and every sphere of life whether it is social, political, educational, economic or domestic sphere. For centuries the woman is struggling towards having that equality but the result is not very much promising especially in the developing countries like India.…show more content…
This means the gender disparity in education sector is not a new phenomenon, but this inequality is there for decades.

This difference in literacy rates can be analysed with the help of data on enrolment and dropout rates which can depict a true image in case of gender disparity in education sector.

The following table reveals a low trend for the enrolment of girls in Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary, Senior Secondary and Higher Education from the year 1950-51 to 2013-2014. At every level, there are comparatively less girls enrolled as compared to boys. It means the trend to educate the girls is low as compared to boys.

Level-wise Enrolment All Categories of Students (In Lakhs)

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