Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73700
Authors: 
Link, Susanne
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 146
Abstract: 
To obtain reliable estimates of the effects of single-sex education, I exploit the random assignment of students to single-sex and coeducational schools in South Korea. The results suggest that single-sex schooling is beneficial for girls in math, but has no effects for boys. Moreover, comparisons within and across gender reveal that girls with low supporting parental backgrounds at coeducational schools fall behind their peers which is partly explained by a rougher classroom climate at mixed schools. Several robustness checks confirm these results.
Subjects: 
Single-sex education
student performance
random assignment
peer effects
JEL: 
I20
I24
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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