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Table 1 Percentage of young women in education, by current age

From: Gender gaps in the path to adulthood for young females and males in six African countries from the 1990s to the 2010s

Country Year Age
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Women
 Burkina Faso 1998 11.6 10.7 8.6 8.3 4.2 6.1 5.8 2.6
2010 40.8 32.6 22.0 18.9 15.5 12.0 11.2 9.1
 Ethiopia 2000 33.2 30.8 29.1 19.6 17.9 9.1 8.6 6.7
2011 70.9 67.0 60.8 43.4 33.5 22.7 21.9 18.6
 Ghana 1993 53.0 43.1 28.1 16.0 11.5 7.1 5.7 5.6
2014 68.3 54.7 48.7 27.1 20.2 11.3 10.4 10.3
 Kenya 1993 76.9 70.9 53.1 31.7 20.2 10.0 10.2 5.3
2014 91.5 85.4 73.8 50.5 39.6 24.5 18.5 13.8
 Tanzania 1996 61.2 40.7 25.5 12.0 7.0 5.2 1.9 2.1
2010 58.6 47.2 45.3 26.6 20.2 10.6 6.7 2.9
 Uganda 1995 45.6 24.8 21.0 11.7 7.9 5.3 5.2 3.4
2011 86.5 74.0 58.1 39.6 22.6 12.5 11.0 6.3
Men
 Burkina Faso 1998 21.5 17.9 16.8 13.9 15.1 11.7 9.7 4.4
2010 41.8 34.1 34.0 30.1 28.5 20.3 24.1 17.8
 Ethiopia 2000 47.1 48.1 36.8 37.0 51.5 23.2 28.3 17.9
2011 69.9 63.4 64.3 47.7 48.5 36.5 38.3 22.3
 Ghana 1993 60.5 48.4 55.6 30.4 29.4 8.7 14.3 11.8
2014 71.1 58.4 59.9 40.9 34.6 24.6 24.3 21.3
 Kenya 1993 .. .. .. .. .. 26.4 19.2 13.9
2014 95.0 89.3 83.1 70.6 51.3 38.6 29.1 24.6
 Tanzania 1996 69.4 57.0 35.8 29.3 23.6 14.4 6.3 3.1
2010 66.6 55.6 50.4 52.8 32.3 29.2 16.8 12.9
 Uganda 1995 67.8 46.0 54.5 36.4 47.2 30.2 20.8 17.0
2011 85.9 80.1 75.2 50.8 47.3 35.3 31.0 13.7
  1. Source: Authors’ calculation from DHS survey data. “..” denotes that the 1993 DHS survey of men for Kenya only interviewed those aged 20 and above. The numbers of observations on which this table is based range from 1635 for the case of Ghana in 1993 to 13,385 for the case of Kenya in 2014