Determinants of private demand - gender , Microeconomics

Determinants of Private Demand - Gender

Hypothetically, let us consider a family with two children, a boy and a girl. Let it be that both of them qualify in an entrance examination for admission into an engineering degree course in the same year. The parents discuss the costs of engineering education which is to be borne for a period of four years. Costs include fees, books which are quite expensive from the standards of a middle class family and other items of maintenance.

The family comes to realise that they can afford to finance only one of the two for engineering education. The question at this stage would be: whom would they prefer to get engineering education, the boy or the girl? In a typical Indian family there would be no doubt that the boy would get the preferential treatment. This may be called the gender bias in private investment in education. Gender bias is observed at all levels of education as reflected in participation rates, mean educational levels, literacy rates, etc. The gender bias gets more pronounced due to economic constraints in the family. This fact is being recognised by the policy makers and education of the girl child is being subsidised in many states up to a certain level.

Posted Date: 12/17/2012 4:14:28 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Determinants of private demand - gender , Assignment Help, Ask Question on Determinants of private demand - gender , Get Answer, Expert's Help, Determinants of private demand - gender Discussions

Write discussion on Determinants of private demand - gender
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
PARALLEL ECONOMY: What is in popular parlance known as black money, and is, misleadingly called the 'parallel' economy, (as it operates very much with and within the legal, fo

concept of supply

critical of comparative advantage theory

Ask questi‘Social welfare functions embody a normative conception of the relative importance of equity and efficiency’. With the aid of diagrams, illustrate and explain this propos

Explain the meaning of the statement "coffee and tea are close substitutes".

cartels model of collusive oligopoly

what is budget line?show the shift in the budget line

Axioms: It is possible to construct a utility index which can be used to predict choice in uncertain situations if the consumer conforms to the following five axioms:  • A

Which of the following is a free good? Fresh water, forests in the northwestern United States, the advice of economists, or none of the above?

Nucleic acids perform two important functions 1. Replication:  It is the property of biomolecules to synthesise exact copy of it. DNA has this unique property of duplicating it