Working paper

Examining Predictors of Gender Parity in Education



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Gender Parity Index
Regression Analysis

Gender equality is a pivotal aspect of an inclusive and just society. Equal educational opportunities for men and women are necessary for its achievement. This study analyzes the mutual influence between various social-economic factors and the gender parity index. The purpose of this paper is to identify the relationship between the gender parity index and gross primary school enrollment, annual GDP per capita growth, government expenditure on education, life expectancy, unemployment rate, group of income of the country, and its geographical region using regression analysis. Based on the results of our research, it is possible to form an idea of the further process of increasing gender equality in certain countries through the interaction with such factors as increasing primary school enrollment, improving economic conditions, and addressing regional disparities.