SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which among the following were the reasons stated as hindrances to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) -promote gender equality and empower women?

    A)  Violence against women continues to undermine efforts to reach all goals.

    B)  Poverty is a major barrier to secondary education especially among older girls.

    C)  Women are largely relegated to more vulnerable forms of employment

    D)  All of the above

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Poverty remains a significant barrier to gender parity, with lower-income countries enrolling significantly more men in tertiary education, and higher-income countries enrolling more women. The 2012 UN report highlights the complexities involved in achieving this goal (MDG), as well as its limited successes. Gender parity (expressed as the number of girls enrolled h. school for every 100 boys) is accepted as the range between 97 and 103, and on average, this has been achieved in the developing world, which had a Gender Parity Index (GPI) score of 97 in 2010, up from 91 in 1999. However, there are certain regions that have not yet achieved parity, especially Western Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, where the GPI was only 93.

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