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Title:Discrimination in grading? Experimental evidence from primary school PDF Logo
Authors:Sprietsma, Maresa
Issue Date: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
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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