In a changing Mongolia, higher stakes for out-of-school herding boys

In a changing Mongolia, higher stakes for out-of-school herding boysIt’s what he’s done since dropping out of school eight years ago: looking after the herd of 300 sheep, goats, horses, and cows. Last year around 100 students dropped out of school in the northern province of Khovsgol where Otgonmuren lives, according to Otgon-Erdene, a local government education specialist. Mongolia’s boys have largely caught up, after the country’s reverse gender gap soared in the early ‘90s.



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