Do Girls Really Outperform Boys in Educational Outcomes?


Saygin, Perihan Ozge

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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/35511
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-355113
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Working Paper Series
Volume: 14-05
Place of publication: Mannheim
Edition: Version February 25, 2014
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Angewandte Politische Ökonomie (Weber -2015)
MADOC publication series: Department of Economics > Working Paper Series
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: C35 , I20 , I24,
Keywords (English): gender gap , test scores , university entrance exam
Abstract: The reversing achievement gap across genders observed in many countries has led to a heated debate on the persistent gap in academia and other top fields. Using Turkish administrative data and the particular institutional characteristics, this pa- per aims to analyze the gender gap in educational outcomes from different methods of evaluation and the gender gap in college applications. The results contribute to the discussion of the gender gap in performance in education suggesting that evaluation systems might have gender biased impacts on students and the under- representation of females in top fields can not be explained by differences in test scores.

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