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Gender Grading Bias at Stockholm University: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from an Anonymous Grading Reform

Joakim Jansson () and Björn Tyrefors

No 1226, Working Paper Series from Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Abstract: In this paper, we first present novel evidence of grading bias against women at the university level. This is in contrast to previous results at the secondary education level. Contrary to the gender composition at lower levels of education in Sweden, the teachers and graders at the university level are predominantly male. Thus, an in-group bias mechanism could consistently explain the evidence from both the university and secondary education level. However, we find that in-group bias can only explain approximately 20 percent of the total grading bias effect at the university level.

Keywords: Grading bias; University; Discrimination; Education; Anonymous grading (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-08-21
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