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Do friendship networks improve female education? / Youjin Hahn (Yonsei University), Asadul Islam (Monash University), Eleonora Patacchini (Cornell University, EIEF, IZA and CEPR), Yves Zenou (Monash University, IFN and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserHahn, Youjin In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Youjin Hahn ; Islam, Asad In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Asad Islam ; Patacchini, Eleonora In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Eleonora Patacchini ; Zenou, Yves In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Yves Zenou
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, March 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10674
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-121109 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We randomly assign more than 6,000 students from 150 primary schools in Bangladesh to work on math assignments in one of three settings: individually, in groups with random schoolmates, or in groups with friends. The groups consist of four people and are balanced by average cognitive ability and ability distribution. While the achievement of male students is not affected by the group assignment, low-ability females assigned to groups outperform low-ability females working individually. The treatment is particularly effective when lowability females study with friends. To rule out sorting effects, we show that random groups with identical compositions to those of friendship groups do not produce similar effects. Our study thus documents that placing students into study groups with their friends may improve learning, especially for low-ability females.