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Title:The racial test score gap and parental involvement in Britain PDF Logo
Authors:Patacchini, Eleonora
Zenou, Yves
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2613
Abstract:We investigate the racial gap in test scores between black and white students in Britain both in levels and differences across the school years. We find that there is an increasing racial gap in test scores between ages 7 and 11, and a decreasing one between ages 11 and 16. Using the richness of information of the National Child Development Study, we find that the evolution of the racial test score gap reflects the racial parenting gap. The latter can, in turn, be explained by the fact that, during this period, the social structure of black families has gone through important changes while it has remained roughly the same for white families.
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008042281
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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