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Public opinion of female higher education in the Arab world

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Female participation in higher education in the Arab world has been increasing, yet lags behind other regions of the world. If female higher educational attainment is to increase, policymakers must understand the views of the general public -- who support social norms towards female education and finance female higher education through tuition and taxes. This study uses a probit regression model and the 2005 Arab Barometer surveys conducted in Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Yemen to understand public opinion toward female participation in higher education in the Arab world. We construct the outcome variables using the response to the question, “A university education is more important for a boy than a girl.” The regression results show that women are more supportive of female higher education than men in all countries. However, the effects of educational attainment, age-cohort, religion, religiosity, and socioeconomic status vary across countries. The findings provide guidance on (1) identifying the target groups for public information campaigns on the merits of female higher education and (2) designing university tuition and financial aid policies.
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Crandall, Jennifer. "Public opinion of female higher education in the Arab world" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 01, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493486_index.html>

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Crandall, J. , 2011-05-01 "Public opinion of female higher education in the Arab world" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493486_index.html

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Abstract: Female participation in higher education in the Arab world has been increasing, yet lags behind other regions of the world. If female higher educational attainment is to increase, policymakers must understand the views of the general public -- who support social norms towards female education and finance female higher education through tuition and taxes. This study uses a probit regression model and the 2005 Arab Barometer surveys conducted in Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Yemen to understand public opinion toward female participation in higher education in the Arab world. We construct the outcome variables using the response to the question, “A university education is more important for a boy than a girl.” The regression results show that women are more supportive of female higher education than men in all countries. However, the effects of educational attainment, age-cohort, religion, religiosity, and socioeconomic status vary across countries. The findings provide guidance on (1) identifying the target groups for public information campaigns on the merits of female higher education and (2) designing university tuition and financial aid policies.


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