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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (1995)

Factors that affect girls’ access to and retention in school in Mali : 1965-1992

Soumare, Aminata Maiga.

Titre : Factors that affect girls’ access to and retention in school in Mali : 1965-1992

Auteur : Soumare, Aminata Maiga.

Université de soutenance  : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 1995

Résumé partiel
This research examines the factors that prevent girls from accessing and persisting in school on an equal basis with boys in Mali. It seeks to identify the most significant factors and those that can be affected by policy.

The working hypothesis of this study is that besides the commonly researched and known hindrances, inequities also result from poor political commitment, and inadequately designed and/or implemented policies. The key issues addressed are demands coming from the family, supply of places and resources from the government including educational policy factors, and school related factors affecting parents’ demand decisions. The questions are how each of these factors impacts girls’ schooling and which ones are more significant.

The study’s significance lies in the fact that it is the only scientifically conducted effort to date, geared toward the analysis of girls’ schooling in Mali. It is also unique in that, it is conducted at a time of reform when it can provide data that can help identify problem areas and guide decision makers in their new strategies towards enhancing girls’ schooling. Furthermore, while the literature shows studies addressing one category of factors at a time, this study seeks to control for all of the major determinants so that each can be put in perspective.

The survey data collection included both direct interviews and questionnaire administration to stratified random samples. The Likert-type questionnaires also included open-ended questions. The total sample size is 724 participants. The data analysis included some descriptive statistics and multivariate analyses.

Présentation (ProQuest)

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