Girls from low-income families receive the least schooling. Particularly in Middle Eastern and African countries, girls from low-income families complete primary school at disproportionately low levels. Gender bias, cultural norms, and economic backgrounds can hinder students from completing even the most basic level of schooling, regardless of the policy protections in place.

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Low-income families are defined as those within the lowest income quintile in their country. High-income families are those within the highest income quintile.