The Role Of Gender And Gender Roles

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PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION Gender continues to play an important role in education.The education of women was discouraged for a long time throughout the world.They are subject to severe forms of discrimination in the provision of educational facilities.Similarly being a female in India and the gender roles associated with it can act as a hindrance to her education.(Kaur,2013). Nationally, about three out of four children aged 6–17 years attend school. But school attendance is significantly higher for boys than girls, particularly in rural areas where attendance rates for girls is about 12 percentage points lower than that for boys (NFHS-3 2007). Data on school attendance also show that the proportion of girls attending school decreases with age, while for boys it remains stable (Ghosh 1995; NFHS-3 2007; Velkoff 1998). By ages 15–17 years, about half the boys are in school compared to only about a third of the girls in that age group (NFHS-3 2007). Girls are most often taken out of school to help with family responsibilities, or after they reach puberty as a way of protecting their honor.As cited by,(Bose,2012). The drop out rates among the girls in Lallubhai Compound,Mumbai is also quite high.Many girl child who enroll in primary education are unable to complete their secondary education.There are multiple reasons for the dropping out of these girls.The low income of the family,the environment at home,the gender distribution of roles in the family,poverty,low educational…

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