Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98925
Authors: 
López Bóo, Florencia
Canon, Maria Eugenia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8191
Abstract: 
This paper provides unique evidence of a reversal of gender gaps in cognitive development in early childhood. We find steep caste and gender gradients and few substantive changes once children enter school. The gender gap, however, reverses its sign for the upper caste, with girls performing better than boys at age 5 but thereafter following the general pattern in India of boys performing better.
Subjects: 
cognitive skills
India
gender
caste inequality
children
Oaxaca
JEL: 
I2
J1
J7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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