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Gender differences in educational attainment: The case of university students in England and Wales

McNabb, R, Pal, S and Sloane, P (2002) Gender differences in educational attainment: The case of university students in England and Wales Economica, 69 (275). pp. 481-503.

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Abstract

This paper examines the determinants of gender differences in educational attainment using data for all university graduates. We find that, although women students perform better on average than their male counterparts, they are significantly less likely to obtain a first class degree. There is no evidence that this is because of differences in the types of subject male and female students study or in the institutions they attend, nor does it reflect differences in personal attributes, such as academic ability. Rather, it is differences in the way these factors affect academic achievement that give rise to gender differences in performance.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
McNabb, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pal, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sloane, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2002
Identification Number : 10.1111/1468-0335.00295
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McNabb, R, Pal, S and Sloane, P (2002) Gender differences in educational attainment: The case of university students in England and Wales Economica, 69 (275). 481 - 503, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0335.00295. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: McNabb, R, Pal, S and Sloane, P (2002) Gender differences in educational attainment: The case of university students in England and Wales Economica, 69 (275). 481 - 503, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0335.00295 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 19 Feb 2016 12:18
Last Modified : 19 Feb 2016 12:18
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/600935

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