What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence

We exploit a unique data set, combining rich experimental data with high-quality administrative data, to study dropout from the college track in Norway, and why boys are more likely to drop out. The paper provides three main findings. First, we show that family background and personal characteristic...

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Volume: 106
Main Author: Ingvild Almås
Alexander W. Cappelen
Kjell G. Salvanes
Erik Ø. Sørensen
Bertil Tungodden
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: American Economic Association 01.05.2016
published in: The American economic review Vol. 106; no. 5; pp. 296 - 302
Data of publication: 20160501
ISSN: 0002-8282
1944-7981
EISSN: 1944-7981
Discipline: Economics
Law
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Online Access: Fulltext
Database: CrossRef
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