Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes

@article{Autor2015FamilyDA,
  title={Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes},
  author={D. Autor and David N. Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik and J. Roth and M. Wasserman},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},
  year={2015}
}
Using birth certificates matched to schooling records for Florida children born 1992 – 2002, we assess whether family disadvantage disproportionately impedes the pre-market development of boys. We find that, relative to their sisters, boys born to disadvantaged families have higher rates of disciplinary problems, lower achievement scores, and fewer high-school completions. Evidence supports that this is a causal effect of the post-natal environment; family disadvantage is unrelated to the… Expand
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