Gender Inequality

World Bank: COVID-19 school closures threaten women's economic future

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COVID-19 is causing a crisis in young women's education. Image: Unsplash/Annie Spratt

Raja Bentaouet Kattan
Advisor to the Education Global Practice and Global Lead for Gender, World Bank
Claudio E. Montenegro
Development Research Group, World Bank
Harry A. Patrinos
Manager, World Bank
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Due to girls' previous disadvantages, the gender gap has reversed. Image: World Bank
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