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Mapping disparities in education across low- and middle-income countries

(2020) Mapping disparities in education across low- and middle-income countries. Nature. pp. 235-238. ISSN 00280836 (ISSN)

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Educational attainment is an important social determinant of maternal, newborn, and child health1–3. As a tool for promoting gender equity, it has gained increasing traction in popular media, international aid strategies, and global agenda-setting4–6. The global health agenda is increasingly focused on evidence of precision public health, which illustrates the subnational distribution of disease and illness7,8; however, an agenda focused on future equity must integrate comparable evidence on the distribution of social determinants of health9–11. Here we expand on the available precision SDG evidence by estimating the subnational distribution of educational attainment, including the proportions of individuals who have completed key levels of schooling, across all low- and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2017. Previous analyses have focused on geographical disparities in average attainment across Africa or for specific countries, but—to our knowledge—no analysis has examined the subnational proportions of individuals who completed specific levels of education across all low- and middle-income countries12–14. By geolocating subnational data for more than 184 million person-years across 528 data sources, we precisely identify inequalities across geography as well as within populations. © 2019, The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: detection method education educational attainment equity gender international aid mapping method public health spatiotemporal analysis Africa Article clinical outcome educational status evidence based practice geographic distribution global health health care disparity health care policy health equity human low income country middle income country priority journal sex ratio social determinants of health Bayes theorem developing country female health status male socioeconomics Developing Countries Humans Socioeconomic Factors
Page Range: pp. 235-238
Journal or Publication Title: Nature
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 577
Number: 7789
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ISSN: 00280836 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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