Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28957
Authors: 
Sprietsma, Maresa
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 09-074
Abstract: 
This paper studies the effect of teacher expectations on essay grades in an experimental setting. To this purpose, we randomly assign Turkish or German first names to a set of essays so that some teachers believe a given essay was written by a German native pupil, whereas others believe it was written by a pupil of Turkish origin. We find that essays obtain significantly lower grades and lower secondary school recommendations when bearing a Turkish sounding name.
Subjects: 
Experiment
discrimination
grading
pupils with migration
background
JEL: 
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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