Seminario “Mixed but not Scrambled: Gender Gaps in Single-Sex Classrooms”

Presenta:  Valentina Paredes (FEN)
Lugar y hora: Miércoles 21 de Noviembre de 2018, 13:00 hrs. Sala P 301, Edificio Placa (Diagonal Paraguay 257)
In this paper we study the effect on the math gender gap from attending a single-sex classroom in a coeducational school versus a coeducational classroom in a coeducational school. In contrast to the previous literature that has studied the effect of single-sex schools, the advantage of using single-sex classrooms is that we can calculate gender gaps within schools, and therefore the results are not confounded with other school characteristics that may correlate with the gender composition. We ?nd that single-sex classrooms reduce the math gender gap by more than half, with no e?ect on the language gender gap. The e?ect is consistent with an increase in the math achievement of female students with no decrease in the achievement of male students. Moreover, this effect is not driven by teacher characteristics, but it seems to be driven by the gender composition of the classroom itself.

Datos del Evento

Fecha de inicio:
21 de Noviembre, 2018 | 13:00 hrs.

Fecha de término
21 de Noviembre, 2018 | 14:00 hrs.