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

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Lao PDR was 0.934 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 47 years was 0.934 in 2018, while its lowest value was 0.365 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 0.365
1972 0.406
1973 0.486
1977 0.495
1978 0.533
1979 0.568
1980 0.632
1981 0.643
1986 0.712
1988 0.712
1990 0.686
1992 0.658
1993 0.632
1994 0.648
1995 0.662
1996 0.666
1997 0.668
1998 0.689
1999 0.694
2000 0.701
2001 0.713
2002 0.724
2003 0.735
2004 0.745
2005 0.751
2006 0.769
2007 0.777
2008 0.793
2009 0.806
2010 0.821
2011 0.841
2012 0.861
2013 0.880
2014 0.905
2015 0.918
2016 0.921
2017 0.926
2018 0.934

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