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

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Egypt was 0.987 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 47 years was 0.996 in 2014, while its lowest value was 0.520 in 1971.

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
1971 0.520
1972 0.531
1973 0.541
1974 0.551
1975 0.539
1976 0.563
1977 0.579
1978 0.582
1979 0.597
1980 0.600
1981 0.621
1982 0.636
1983 0.649
1984 0.661
1985 0.675
1986 0.693
1987 0.705
1988 0.724
1989 0.739
1990 0.776
1991 0.802
1992 0.848
1993 0.855
1994 0.846
1995 0.883
1996 0.880
1997 0.875
1999 0.923
2000 0.935
2001 0.943
2003 0.944
2004 0.948
2009 0.991
2010 0.973
2011 0.989
2012 0.985
2013 0.979
2014 0.996
2016 0.984
2017 0.983
2018 0.987

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