Compare And Contrast Gender Inequality In Education

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Gender inequality, by definition, is the unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. It arises from differences in socially constructed gender roles. Despite progress in recent years, girls still continue to suffer severe disadvantage and exclusion in education systems throughout their lives. Gender inequality began far back in history, when duties were often divided by gender. Originally, this idea was likely because the woman needed to produce children and to care for those children. Eventually, this led to the idea that women were not as capable of other jobs or duties. Thus, the dominant religion of a society will affect its culture. It is difficult to say if religion or society at large is more responsible for gender inequality. Despite progress…show more content…
In this essay, I will be focusing on both types of education, but putting more emphasis on formal education, comparing if gender inequality will be reduced by education or if education is not important in reducing gender inequality. Formal education usually refers to schooling, where a person may learn basic, academic, or trade skills. Formal education often begins in elementary school and continues with secondary school. Post-secondary education is usually at a college or university which may grant an academic degree. Formal education is important as the academic degree would open oneself to a wider range of higher-paying jobs and it would also give knowledge about current affairs and the world. It would also help with escaping poverty. Research shows that people who had received a formal education had higher-earning jobs than those who didn’t. They were also more likely not to live in poverty. However, despite this, many people believe that formal education is not needed or rather, it is more important to receive informal education. This refers to things like managing the household, cooking or raising a
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