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Gender Parity Index

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  • March 6, 2020
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Gender Parity Index

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I-Society; GS-II- Governance

In News:

  • Gender Parity Index in education is the ratio of the number of female students enrolled to the number of male students in each level of education.
  • In short, GPI at various levels reflect equitable participation of girls in the School system.
  • GPI is released by UNESCO as a part of its Global Education Monitoring Report.
  • A GPI of 1 indicates parity between the sexes; GPI below 1 indicated disparity in favour of males and GPI above 1 indicated disparity in favour of females
  • India’s GPI for the year 2018-19 at different levels of School Education is as follows:
    • Primary Education: 1.03
    • Upper Primary Education: 1.12
    • Secondary Education: 1.04
    • Higher Secondary Education: 1.04
  • India’s GPI indicates that the number of girls is more than the number of boys at all levels of school Education.

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