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

During the 1990s, technological advance reduced the cost of computer chips. Explain, with the use supply and demand diagrams, how the following markets are affected in terms of pr

During the 1990s, technological advance reduced the cost of computer chips. Explain, with the use supply and demand diagrams, how the following markets are affected in terms of pr

Need help with Free responds

The town utilizes standard disc type PD water meters for all residential connections. These meters were warranted by the manufacturer to be accurate within two percent of actual f



Explain the effect of increased money supply on bond prices

In the context of managerial economics how do you explain a rational producer. Illustrate giving example covering different dimention.

1. Explain how absolute advantage and comparative advantage differ? 2. Give an example in which a person has an absolute advantage in doing some thing but another pers