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Do single-sex schools make girls more competitive?

Soohyung Lee, Muriel Niederle () and Namwook Kang

Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 124, issue 3, 474-477

Abstract: We examine the effect of single-sex schooling on students’ competitiveness by studying middle school students in Seoul who were randomly assigned to either single-sex or coeducational schools within their school districts. Contrary to popular belief and existing studies, our results suggest that single-sex schooling does not reduce the gender gap in competitiveness conditional on student and parental characteristics.

Keywords: Single-sex schools; Sex ratio; Competitiveness; Gender gap; Experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 I20 J16 J33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.07.001

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