Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Numeracy and Literacy Between Childhood and Young Adulthood
Author: Borgonovi, Francesca
Choi Mendizábal, Álvaro B. (Álvaro Borja)
Paccagnella, Marco
Keywords: Estudis de gènere
Habilitats socials
Gender studies
Social skills
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2021
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Numeracy and literacy are important foundation skills which command significant wage premia in modern labour markets. The existence of gender differences in these skills is therefore of potential concern, and has spurred a large amount of research, especially with respect to numeracy skills. Still, little is known about the moment in which such gaps emerge, how they evolve, and if this evolution differs across countries. We use data from large scale international assessments to follow representative samples of birth-cohorts over time, and analyse how gender gaps in numeracy and literacy evolve from age 10 to age 27. We find that the advantage of boys in numeracy is small at age 10, but grows considerably between age 15 and 27. The gender gap in literacy follows a very different pattern: it is small at age 10, large and in favour of girls at age 15, and negligible by age 27.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a:
It is part of: Economics of Education Review, 2021, vol. 82, num. 102119
Related resource:
ISSN: 0272-7757
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Economia)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
711210.pdf1.3 MBAdobe PDFView/Open    Request a copy

Embargat   Document embargat fins el 1-6-2024

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons