Gender Differences in Educational Attainment : The Case of University Students in the England and Wales

  title={Gender Differences in Educational Attainment : The Case of University Students in the England and Wales},
  author={Robert McNabb and Sarmistha Pal and PETER SLOANE},
This paper examines the determinants of gender differences in educational attainment using data for all graduates from universities in England and Wales in 1993. We find that although women students perform better on average than their male counterparts, controlling for a range of individual and institutional attributes, they are significantly less likely to obtain a first class degree. There is, however, no evidence that this arises either because of differences in the types of subjects male… CONTINUE READING
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