Inequalities in Education : A Case Study of Dhubri District, Assam, India
Gwmsath Mushahary1, Manjil Basumatary2
1Gwmsath Mushahary*, Masters Degree, Department of Geography, Bodoland Universit
1Dr. Manjil Basumatary, Teacher, Geography, Under graduate (UG) and Post Graduate(PG) level, Gossaigaon College, Gossaigaon, Kokrajahr, Assam.
Manuscript received on April 11, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on April 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2020. | PP: 57-64 | Volume-4 Issue-8, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: H0770044820//2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.H0770.044820
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Abstract: Gender inequality refers to the inequality between men and women in any aspect. Educational Inequality is the unequal distribution of educational attainment including educational opportunities and achievement within a particular region. The educational attainment between men and women always varies in our society. The literacy gap between male and female is not only found in Dhubri district alone but in the state of Assam as well. The educational achievement and work participation of women is less than men in the Dhubri district of Assam. The educational achievement and work participation gap between male and female are very high in the district of Dhubri as compared to the other districts of the state. This is mainly because of various factors such as socio-cultural background of the communities; limited access to high quality education, School environment, lack of awareness etc. The study area is populated by various communities such as Muslims, Bengalis, Rabhas, Garos, Bodos, Rajbongshis etc of which Muslims are the dominant and girls are given less preference in the Muslim society in terms of education for which there is a vast gap in the educational attainment between male and female in Dhubri district. The present study will help in reducing the inequalities, be it in education, work participation, economic upliftment etc. The objective of the study is to understand the factors of inequality between men and women in terms of educational achievement and work participation of the region and also to suggest measures to address the issue
Keywords: Educational achievement, Work participation, Economic conditions, Political pressure, Social rituals..