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Some Economic Development Consequences of Unequal Opportunities Internationally

D.J. Thomas (Economics Department, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 May 1993


Inequality of opportunity is revealed by measures of a gender gap in education whereby women's participation is less than men's, is of shorter duration and is concentrated on lower levels of the educational pyramid. The gap is more pronounced and demonstrable in lower income regions or developing countries but, to the extent that there are discrepancies in men's and women's educational experiences in more developed countries also, the same principles apply.


Thomas, D.J. (1993), "Some Economic Development Consequences of Unequal Opportunities Internationally", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 12 No. 5, pp. 6-10.




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