Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232759
Authors: 
Dossi, Gaia
Figlio, David N.
Giuliano, Paola
Sapienza, Paola
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 14007
Publisher: 
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn
Abstract: 
Previous research has shown that norms around the role of women in society could help explain the gender gap in mathematics and that these norms could be transmitted within the family. Using data from the Florida Department of Education combined with birth certificates we uncover important heterogeneity in the transmission of gender biases within the family. We find that gender role norms can explain the lower performance of girls in mathematics only in relatively affluent White families, whereas they do not apparently matter for the performance of Black girls.
Subjects: 
gender gap in mathematics
cultural transmission
JEL: 
A13
I20
J16
Z1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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