Does classroom gender composition affect school dropout ?

Joint Authors

Anil, Bulent
Guner, Duygu
Delibasi, Tuba Toru
Uysal, Gokce

Source

Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series

Issue

Vol. 2017, Issue 1075-1171 (31 Dec. 2017), pp.1-15, 15 p.

Publisher

Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries Iran and Turkey

Publication Date

2017-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

15

Main Topic

Sociology

Topics

Abstract EN

Measuring the gender peer effects on student achievement has recently attracted a lot of attention in the literature.

Yet, the results are inconclusive.

A substantial amount of research shows that having relatively more girls in a division increases the academic achievement of all students.

Nevertheless, the identification of pure gender effects remains a challenge due to the fact that girls outperform boys in overall academic performance.

Our study overcomes this identification problem in a setting where girls are not academically better.

Using 2009-2010 school year data on 8th graders in Turkey, this paper disentangles pure "academic" peer effects and "gender" peer effects.

Our estimations reveal that the higher the share of females in a division, the lower the likelihood that a student drops out.

One standard deviation increase in the share of females in the division decreases the likelihood of dropout by 0.3 percentage points.

This result holds even though females are 9.32 percentage points more likely to drop out.

These findings are robust to the inclusion of various control variables e.g.

parental and academic background of the student, school and regional characteristics.

We also find that the gender peer effects are prevalent in both females and males.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Anil, Bulent& Guner, Duygu& Delibasi, Tuba Toru& Uysal, Gokce. 2017. Does classroom gender composition affect school dropout ?. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2017, no. 1075-1171, pp.1-15.
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Modern Language Association (MLA)

Anil, Bulent…[et al.]. Does classroom gender composition affect school dropout ?. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 1075-1171 (Dec. 2017), pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-777204

American Medical Association (AMA)

Anil, Bulent& Guner, Duygu& Delibasi, Tuba Toru& Uysal, Gokce. Does classroom gender composition affect school dropout ?. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2017. Vol. 2017, no. 1075-1171, pp.1-15.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-777204

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 12-15

Record ID

BIM-777204