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Type Journal Article - Anthropology & education quarterly
Title Education and the “new” inequality in Papua New Guinea
Volume 24
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1993
Page numbers 183-204
Publisher Wiley Online Library
URL https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1525/aeq.1993.24.3.05x0967e
This article argues that studies of growing socioeconomic stratification in Papua New Guinea have ignored or dismissed gender as a source of inequality. The article focuses on educational opportunity as the key to wealth and political power and shows that the most educationally disadvantaged group in Papua New Guinea is rural women. Data from national censuses, the author's field work, and literature concerning stratification are used to support the argument.