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Cho, Insook
School of Business Administration
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  • Labor Economics
  • Human Capital
  • Economics of Education

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Peer Characteristics and the Effectiveness of Single-Sex Schooling

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Peer Characteristics and the Effectiveness of Single-Sex Schooling
Other Titles
동료집단의 특성과 비남녀공학학교의 효과: 학업성취도에 대한 영향을 중심으로
Author
Cho, Insook
Issue Date
2009-12
Publisher
경제연구소
Citation
한국경제학보(구 연세경제연구), v.16, no.2, pp.315 - 346
Abstract
Single-sex schools have been suggested as an alternative to failing traditional public schools on the grounds that they provide a more favorable learning environment. However, estimated gains to academic achievement from single-sex schooling are generally confounded by selection bias since single-sex schools tend to attract different students than mainstream schools in most countries. This paper examines the difference in academic achievement between students in single-sex and coeducational schools across countries. The results suggest that single-sex schooling does not always have a positive influence on student achievement and that the selection process often explains a significant proportion of the observed achievement gap between single-sex and coeducational schools. Single-sex schools have been suggested as an alternative to failing traditional public schools on the grounds that they provide a more favorable learning environment. However, estimated gains to academic achievement from single-sex schooling are generally confounded by selection bias since single-sex schools tend to attract different students than mainstream schools in most countries. This paper examines the difference in academic achievement between students in single-sex and coeducational schools across countries. The results suggest that single-sex schooling does not always have a positive influence on student achievement and that the selection process often explains a significant proportion of the observed achievement gap between single-sex and coeducational schools.
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https://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/3651
ISSN
1225-8261
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