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Girls helping girls: the impact of female peers on grades and educational choices

Pål Schøne (Institute for Social Research and IZA), Kristine von Simson (Institute for Social Research), Marte Strøm (Institute for Social Research) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics

We use idiosyncratic variation in gender composition across cohorts within Norwegian lower-secondary schools to analyze the impact of female peers on students’ grades and choices of STEM subjects. We find that more female peers in lower secondary increases girls’ probability of choosing STEM-courses...

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Main Author: Schøne, Pål
Simson, Kristine ¬von
Strøm, Marte
Format: eBook
Language: English
Related: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ¬[Herausgebendes Organ]
Ort : Verlag : ErscheinungsdatumBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics : February 2017
Extent: 1 Online-Ressource (33 Seiten) : Diagramme
Umfang: (Dateityp; Kodierungsformat)Textdatei; PDF
Series: IZA DP ; no. 10586
Links: Fulltext
HBZ-ID: HT019256245 » further libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia
Database: ULB Bonn