School context and gender differences in mathematical performance among school graduates in Russia

  title={School context and gender differences in mathematical performance among school graduates in Russia},
  author={Alexey Bessudnov and Alexey Makarov},
  journal={International Studies in Sociology of Education},
  pages={63 - 81}
Gender differences in mathematical performance have received considerable scrutiny in the fields of sociology, economics and psychology. We analyse a large data-set of high school graduates who took a standardised mathematical test in Russia in 2011 (n = 738,456) and find no substantial difference in mean test scores across boys and girls. However, boys have a greater variance of scores and are more numerous at the top of the distribution. We apply quantile regression to model the association… Expand
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