Parallel session
Inequalities in education

Parallel 2.3 | Room 3: Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

This session includes papers that discuss education inequality arising due to gender, caste/race and parental background and its implications in various developing country context. They discuss inequality in learning levels and skills. 


14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

Niaz Asadullah | Chair and presenter

Parental divide in the time of COVID-19: An ethical assessment of learning inequality
(co-author: Gaston Yalonetzky)

Niaz Asadullah is a Professor of Department of Economics at Monash University Malaysia. He received his Doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University. His research relates to education, labor, gender and well-being issues in South-East Asia. His policy appointments include advisory positions in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry and Malaysian Productivity Corporation of the Government of Malaysia. Other current affiliations include South-East Asia Lead for the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and Fellow of the IZA (Germany).

Martina Querejeta | Presenter

Impact of female peer composition on gender norms perceptions and skills formation in secondary school

Martina Querejeta is a PhD student in Economics at the National University of La Plata (Argentina) with a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Economics from Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Since 2010 she has carried out research from diverse institutions and as a consultant for international organisations (CAF, ECLAC, IADB, UNDP, and World Bank). In addition, she has seven years of experience in the implementation of public policies in Uruguay working in the Evaluation and Monitoring area at the Ministry of Social Development. Her key research interests include social policies, development and gender economics.

Neha Bailwal | Presenter

Village dominance and learning gaps in rural India 
(co-author: Sourabh Bikas Paul)

Neha Bailwal is a postdoctoral fellow at faculty of business and economics at the University of Göttingen. Neha received her PhD in economics from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 2022. Neha’s work broadly focuses on development issues in rural India. In her recent work she looks into the issue of caste discrimination in school provision and its impact on educational outcome gaps across social group in rural India.