Teachers and the Gender Gaps in Student Achievement

@article{Dee2007TeachersAT,
  title={Teachers and the Gender Gaps in Student Achievement},
  author={Thomas S. Dee},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2007},
  volume={XLII},
  pages={528 - 554}
}
  • T. Dee
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Education
  • The Journal of Human Resources
A prominent class of explanations for the gender gaps in student outcomes focuses on the interactions between students and teachers. In this study, I examine whether assignment to a same-gender teacher influences student achievement, teacher perceptions of student performance, and student engagement. This study’s identification strategy exploits a unique matchedpairs feature of a major longitudinal study, which provides contemporaneous data on student outcomes in two different subjects. Within… 
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