Afghanistan - School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Afghanistan was 0.569 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 47 years was 0.583 in 2016, while its lowest value was 0.000 in 2001.

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

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1970 0.157
1971 0.146
1972 0.132
1973 0.142
1974 0.139
1975 0.141
1976 0.152
1977 0.172
1978 0.179
1981 0.259
1982 0.446
1984 0.459
1985 0.454
1986 0.498
1988 0.491
1991 0.512
1993 0.381
1994 0.281
1995 0.375
2001 0.000
2003 0.351
2004 0.210
2005 0.326
2006 0.364
2007 0.375
2008 0.426
2009 0.481
2010 0.498
2011 0.554
2012 0.557
2013 0.552
2014 0.556
2015 0.558
2016 0.583
2017 0.569

Development Relevance: 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.

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: This indicator is calculated by dividing female gross enrollment ratio in secondary education by male gross enrollment ratio in 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).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Participation