Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/195024
Authors: 
Le, Huong Thu
Nguyen, Ha Trong
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Economics [ISSN:] 2193-8997 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 1-42
Abstract: 
This paper documents the patterns and examines the factors contributing to a gender gap in educational achievements in early seventh grade of schooling using a recent and nationally representative panel of Australian children. Regression results indicate that females excel at non-numeracy subjects at later grades whereas males outperform females in numeracy in all grades, whether at the mean or along the distribution of the test score. Our results also reveal a widening gender test score gap in numeracy as students advance their schooling. Regression and decomposition results also highlight the importance of controlling for pre-school cognitive skills in examining the gender test score gap.
Subjects: 
Gender
Education
Quantile regression
Decomposition
Australia
JEL: 
I20
J16
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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