Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91703
Authors: 
Rampino, Tina
Taylor, Mark P.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2013-15
Abstract: 
We use data from the youth component of the British Household Panel Survey to examine gender differences in educational attitudes and aspirations among 11-15 year olds. While girls have more positive aspirations and attitudes than boys, the impacts of gender on children's attitudes and aspirations vary significantly with parental education level, parental attitudes to education, child's age and the indirect cost of education. Boys are more responsive than girls to positive parental characteristics, while educational attitudes and aspirations of boys deteriorate at a younger age than those of girls. These findings have implications for policies designed to reduce educational attainment differences between boys and girls as they identify factors which exacerbate the educational disadvantage of boys relative to girls.
Subjects: 
Educational attitudes
aspirations
gender
panel data
BHPS
JEL: 
C23
I24
J13
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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