Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/18315
Longitudinal Study: LSAC
Title: The evolution of the gender test score gap through seventh grade: New insights from Australia using unconditional quantile regression and decomposition
Authors: Le, Huong Thu 
Nguyen, Ha Trong 
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Keywords: Quantile regression
Education
Gender
Australia
Decomposition
Abstract: This paper documents the patterns and examines the factors contributing to a gender gap in educational achievements in early seventh grade of schooling using a recent and nationally representative panel of Australian children. Regression results indicate that females excel at non-numeracy subjects at later grades whereas males outperform females in numeracy in all grades, whether at the mean or along the distribution of the test score. Our results also reveal a widening gender test score gap in numeracy as students advance their schooling. Regression and decomposition results also highlight the importance of controlling for pre-school cognitive skills in examining the gender test score gap.
URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40172-018-0062-y
Keywords: Education and Training -- Secondary; Education and Training -- Literacy and numeracy
Research collection: Journal Articles
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