Teachers and the Gender Gaps in Student Achievement

  title={Teachers and the Gender Gaps in Student Achievement},
  author={Thomas S. Dee},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  pages={528 - 554}
  • T. Dee
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Education
  • The Journal of Human Resources
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