The Gender Gap in Mathematics: Evidence from Low-and-Middle Income Countries
Prashant Bharadwaj (),
Giacomo De Giorgi (),
David Hansen and
Christopher Neilson ()
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Is there a gender gap in mathematics across many low- and middle-income countries? A detailed, comparable test score data is used to analyze this. Micro level data on school performance linked to household demographics shows that the gender gap appears to increase with age. It is shown that Girls are much more likely to state that they dislike math, or find math difficult compared to boys. [Working Paper No. 361]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/361.pdf].
Keywords: GENDER GAP; mathematics; LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES; gender gap; math; test scores; correlation; genders; women; men; human capital; wage gap; curriculum; mathematical majors; girls; boys; family; school level (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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