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Gender Differences Under Test Pressure and their Impact on Academic Performance: a Quasi-Experimental Design

Info IEB Number 30, December 2018

Student performance, especially at university, is a strong determinant of individual decisions and future labour opportunities. The well-documented gender gap in labour outcomes (see Blau and Kahn, 2010 for a recent review) highlights the need to understand the potential determinants of gender differences in academic performance so as to mitigate them and to promote increased gender equality in education and, hence, in labour opportunities.

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