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Early gender test score gaps across OECD countries


Economics of Education Review Volume 29, Number 3 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


The results reported in this paper contribute to the debate about gender skill gaps in at least three ways. First, we document the large differences in early gender gaps across developed countries using a large scale, modern, representative data source. Second, we show that countries with pro-female sorting, countries that place girls in classes with higher than average scores have smaller gender test score gaps, at least in math. Third, we show that the degree of academic tracking is correlated with observed gender gaps across developed countries.


Bedard, K. & Cho, I. Early gender test score gaps across OECD countries. Economics of Education Review, 29(3), 348-363. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 24, 2019 from .

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