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A decomposition of student achievement gap by gender in China: Evidence from random class assignment.

Luo, R., Teng, K., Xu, L. and Zhu, Y., 2021. A decomposition of student achievement gap by gender in China: Evidence from random class assignment. International Journal of Educational Research, 106, 101721.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101721

Abstract

Using random class assignment in the China Education Panel Survey, we study the gender achievement gap of lower secondary students in China. Girls outperform boys in Chinese and English by around 0.5 SD, holding all factors including hukou status, cognitive ability and schools attended constant. The Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition reveals that most of the gender gap cannot be explained by observables regardless of the subjects and this is contrary to cognitive scores. Quantile decomposition results indicate that the unexplained “girl premium” is largely monotonically decreasing in the conditional quantiles of the exam score distribution for all subjects, being particularly large at the lower tails, but vanishes altogether at the top decile in Math.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0883-0355
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gender education gap ; Hukou ; Blind-Oaxaca decomposition ; Quantile decomposition
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:36220
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Nov 2021 15:22
Last Modified:08 Nov 2021 15:22

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