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Education and Opportunity

An individual’s education ensures that individual’s opportunity. This two-pronged nature of education-opportunity dynamics is explored in most development reports in which accessibility is considered a pivotal factor in educational expansion and generation of opportunities. There are social factors, however, such as gender disparity and inequity that impede the favorable impact of education on people’s chances and opportunities. Identifying the factors that facilitate or hinder the impact of education on opportunities is important in understanding the development trajectory of any government or state.

At the regional level, the accessibility of education depends largely on the economies and development status of countries. According to the 2012 United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Education Digest, the goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015 may not ...

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