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

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Malawi was 0.982 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 46 years was 0.982 in 2018, while its lowest value was 0.402 in 1978.

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
1972 0.519
1973 0.418
1975 0.410
1976 0.408
1977 0.409
1978 0.402
1979 0.424
1980 0.452
1981 0.426
1982 0.444
1983 0.463
1984 0.472
1985 0.496
1986 0.514
1987 0.530
1988 0.559
1989 0.564
1990 0.582
1991 0.608
1993 0.600
1994 0.651
1995 0.672
1996 0.670
1999 0.690
2000 0.735
2001 0.757
2002 0.756
2004 0.786
2005 0.791
2006 0.817
2007 0.810
2008 0.825
2009 0.853
2010 0.884
2011 0.891
2012 0.878
2013 0.889
2014 0.899
2015 0.912
2016 0.888
2017 0.938
2018 0.982

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