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Antigua and Barbuda: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) -0.0001 April 14, 2021

Antigua and Barbuda: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

Name School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)
Aggregation method Weighted average
Region Карибский регион
Country Antigua and Barbuda

Statistics: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

Frequency Annual
Date 1974 - 2018
Previous value 0.98 (2017)
Value 0.98 (2018)

Definition: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in primary and secondary education is the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.

Chart - Antigua and Barbuda: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) (1974 - 2018)

Development relevance: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

The Gender Parity Index (GPI) indicates parity between girls and boys. A GPI of less than 1 suggests girls are more disadvantaged than boys in learning opportunities and a GPI of greater than 1 suggests the other way around. Eliminating gender disparities in education would help increase the status and capabilities of women.

Limitations and Exceptions: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

This indicator does not take into account differences in teachers' experiences and status, teaching methods, teaching materials, and classroom conditions - all factors that affect the quality of teaching and learning. Some teachers without formal training may have acquired equivalent pedagogical skills through professional experience. In addition, national standards regarding teacher qualifications and pedagogical skills may vary.

Statistical concept and methodology: School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

This indicator is calculated by dividing female gross enrollment ratio in primary and secondary education by male gross enrollment ratio in primary and secondary education. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).