The Effect of Grading Practices on Gender Differences in Academic Performance

  title={The Effect of Grading Practices on Gender Differences in Academic Performance},
  author={Hans Bonesr{\o}nning},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Bulletin of Economic Research},
  • Hans Bonesrønning
  • Published 17 June 2008
  • Education
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Bulletin of Economic Research
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