Geeta Rani1 and Kavita Baliyan2*
1Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, RG PG College, Meerut, India
2Assistant Professor, Giri Institute of Development Economics, India
*Corresponding Author: Kavita Baliyan, Assistant Professor, Giri Institute of Development Economics, India.
Received: November 29, 2021; Published: January 31, 2022
We have observed cases of gendered impact of extended school closure during COVID-19. Past experience reveals to us that public health outbreaks have distinct gender dimensions and these crises underplay a role in widening inequalities. While COVID-19 is primarily affecting public health, spill over effects can be observed in education, stemming largely from extended school terminations. Out of the total population of students enrolled in education globally, UNESCO estimates that over 89% are currently out of school and this includes nearly 743 million girls. According to census estimates of India, the literacy rate has continued to climb to 73% in 2011; however, the gender gap has only narrowed slightly, with women still at literacy levels 16% below men (GOI 2011). Along with other marginalized populations, for girls, especially from minority groups, getting an education is already a struggle. Longer school closures could result in an increased risk of dropout for girls, particularly from lower income groups. Education is lifesaving for them and provides protection as well as instils hope for a brighter future. Therefore in this paper we focused to find out the major constraints faced by the school going girls particularly those who belongs to the marginalised section of the society during the COVID 19 pandemic. The paper is based on the selected case studies developed to support the observations regarding vulnerability of girl child during stressed situations to continue education in state of Uttar Pradesh in India. To get an overview of the problems, cases have been selected from different categories - students of primary level, secondary level and senior secondary level. Further, from each category student from rural, urban and the peri-urban areas of the state has been selected for the case studies.
Keywords: Extended Interrupted Education; Gender Biased; Inequalities; Dropout
Citation: Geeta Rani and Kavita Baliyan. “Extended Interrupted Education Due to COVID 19: Some Cases of Deprived Girl Child". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.2 (2022): 73-78.
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