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Gendered language and the educational gender gap

Lewis Davis and Megan Reynolds

Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 168, issue C, 46-48

Abstract: Languages differ in the degree to which they employ gender distinctions for nouns and pronouns. Speaking a gendered language may highlight gender roles. We find that speaking a gendered language is associated with a greater gender gap in educational attainment.

Keywords: Culture; Language; Education; Gender inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I24 J16 Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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