Impact of female peer composition on gender norm perceptions and skills formation in secondary school
No wp-2022-28, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
This paper examines peer effects on students' gender norm perceptions and skills formation. I use a Uruguayan nationally representative survey of 9th grade students and exploit the quasi-random variation in the proportion of female peers across classes within schools for causal identification. Results show that a higher exposure to female peers in the class leads to more progressive gender norms. Furthermore, these effects in gender perceptions are driven mostly by male students.
Keywords: Peer effect; Gender norms; Gender inequality; Developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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