Chart: In low-income countries, girls continue to lag boys in school completion

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Globally, over 90% of children complete primary school and over 70% complete lower secondary school. However, completion rates are much lower in low-income countries, and large gaps remain between boys and girls.

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Vicente Mariano
April 11, 2016

Can the large gaps be due to expectation that the boys should graduate to get jobs to work as breadwinners in a limited job market?