Are Barbie and Ken too cool for school? A case-control study on the relation between gender and dropout.

  title={Are Barbie and Ken too cool for school? A case-control study on the relation between gender and dropout.},
  author={M Theunissen and Inge de Man and Petra Verdonk and Hans Bosma and Frans J. M. Feron},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  volume={25 1},
BACKGROUND As school dropout is an important public health problem that needs to be addressed, we set out to examine whether and how, beyond the well-known effects of sex, gender beliefs and self-reported masculinity and femininity are related to school dropout. METHODS The study used a case-control design, consisting of 330 dropout cases and 330 controls still attending school. The respondents, aged between 18 and 23 years, living in the south-east of the Netherlands, were sent a self… CONTINUE READING
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