Using the Human Development Reports, available online at Human Development Reports URL (Links to an external site.), and other sources from national and international organizations, your team will write a short report (about 500 words). In this report, for your selected country, your team will consider progress or setbacks for women in terms of education, for the last 20 years. The data from the Statistical Annex of the 2020 Human Development Report to take into consideration are: tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and Dashboards 1-2-3. As well, you could consider the 2019 nd the 2018 Human Development Reports, or you can use similar tables from other reports, as appropriate. Other useful sources as a guide to update information: Neft, N. and A.D. Levine. 1997. Where Women Stand: An International Report on the Status of Women in 140 Countries. New York: Random House.
Aspects to include in your team report:
- Laws governing education in your selected country: is elementary education free? Is it compulsory?
- Public vs. private spending in education?
- Percentage of GDP and of government budget assigned to education?
- Differences between men and women in terms of literacy rates, enrollment figures by levels, average years of schooling