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By Mary Ann Maslak

This e-book explores the advanced structural associations in society, person attitudes in the direction of, ideals approximately and values of these associations, and the method through which the connection among the social constitution and person supplier stipulations and governs women' academic participation in Nepal.

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UNESCO, Education for All Year 2000 Assessment. Statistical Document (UNESCO 2000, p. 33). 6. UNESCO (1995), 36. Percentage ratio is the number of enrolled students in each age group divided by the total population in the age group. 7. School life expectancy (SLE) defined by the UNESCO World Education document 1999 is “the total number of years of schooling which the child can expect to receive in the future, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio for that age” (95).

Table 1 represents the Butawal adults’ educational level by ethnic group and gender. In Butawal, I do find a positive correlation between the degree of parents’ education and their daughters’ enrollment and retention in school. Girls THE CASE OF A NEPALI VILLAGE 39 from families with formally educated parents are more likely to enroll and remain in school than girls from families without a formal education. Another type of education for a parent that may influence educational attainment is the microcredit program.

10 The Tharus of Today: A Thick Ethnographic Description During my first days in the field, I introduce myself to all members of the community and write notes to capture my initial impressions of my neighbors and setting. M. when, during the earliest morning hours, sounds of water pumped into narrow mouthed, wide-based aluminum or copper containers echo through the village. Before daylight, women gather at one of the two village water pumps to brush their teeth and collect water for the day’s tea and food preparation.

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