Teacher Gender and Student Performance In Mathematics. Evidence from Catalonia

IEB Working Paper N. 2013/007

22 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2013

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Josep Oriol Escardibul Ferrá

University of Barcelona

Toni Mora

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Date Written: February 22, 2013

Abstract

This paper analyses the impact of teacher gender towards students’ test results in a blinded Math test administered to students in Catalonia (Spain). The data for this analysis are drawn from a sample of secondary school students who participated in an international blind-test known as the “Mathematical Kangaroo” in 2008. The estimation considers a two-stage procedure since participation on the test leads to the presence of sample selection. Results show a correlation between female teacher gender and student results. Moreover, students with female teachers have a higher probability of participating in the “Kangaroo” test (in this case, the effect being more marked among male students).

Keywords: grading, teacher gender, two-stage procedure, gender stereotypes

JEL Classification: I28, J16

Suggested Citation

Escardibul Ferrá, Josep Oriol and Mora, Toni, Teacher Gender and Student Performance In Mathematics. Evidence from Catalonia (February 22, 2013). IEB Working Paper N. 2013/007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2341628 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2341628

Josep Oriol Escardibul Ferrá (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona ( email )

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007
Spain

Toni Mora

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya ( email )

Immaculada 22
Barcelona, 08017
Spain

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