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Girls helping girls: the impact of female peers on grades and educational choices / Pål Schøne (Institute for Social Research and IZA), Kristine von Simson (Institute for Social Research), Marte Strøm (Institute for Social Research) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserSchøne, Pål In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Pål Schøne ; Simson, Kristine von In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Kristine von Simson ; Strøm, Marte In Wikipedia suchen nach Marte Strøm
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10586
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-113365 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We use idiosyncratic variation in gender composition across cohorts within Norwegian lower-secondary schools to analyze the impact of female peers on students grades and choices of STEM subjects. We find that more female peers in lower secondary increases girls probability of choosing STEM-courses in upper secondary, and the effect on choices is larger than the effect on grades. Survey evidence suggests that a potential mechanism is an improved classroom environment. Boys performance is negatively affected by more female peers. They also start upper secondary later and more often choose vocational studies.