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Education: Post-Secondary: Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Iraq
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Of the five countries covered here, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine have made the greatest strides in higher education for women. In Jordan, in the year 2000, more females (73,000) than males (69,000) enrolled in tertiary education, and the female to male ratio, or Gender Parity Index for Gross Enrollment Ratio (GPI) was 1.14. Lebanon showed a similar reversal of the classical gender gap. There were 69,600 girls compared to 64,500 boys enrolled on the tertiary level, and the GPI was 1.09. The Pal…

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Jansen, Willy, “Education: Post-Secondary: Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Iraq”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0253e>
First published online: 2009

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