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Gender Peer Effects on Further Education

Kaja Høiseth Brugård ()
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Kaja Høiseth Brugård: Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Working Paper Series from Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Abstract: This paper studies effects of the proportion of girls in compulsory education on further education. I use detailed Norwegian register data to estimate the influence of the proportion of girls in the last grade of compulsory education on high school education and university attainment. A higher proportion of girls is found to increase the probability of graduating from high school. The result is robust to several model specifications. The analysis also indicates a positive effect on enrollment in higher education. Heterogeneity and non-linearity analyses indicate that gender peer effects are most important for students most likely to be on the margin of graduating from high school and enrolling in higher education, and when the share of female students is low.

Keywords: school choice; high school education; student achievement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2013-05-31
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-edu and nep-ure
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