Peer gender composition and non-cognitive factors

Citation

Orr, Cody (2021). Peer gender composition and non-cognitive factors. Applied Economics Letters. pp. 1-4

Abstract

This note studies the relationship between the gender composition of a student?s peers and two of their non-cognitive factors: sense of belonging and self-worth. Using data from Add Health and exploiting idiosyncratic variation in the share of female peers across grades within schools, I find positive but small effects of a higher share of female peers for male students. I do not find statistically significant effects for female students, but I can rule out large positive effects.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2021.1991560

Keyword(s)

non-cognitive factors

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Applied Economics Letters

Author(s)

Orr, Cody

Year Published

2021

Pages

1-4

ISSN/ISBN

1350-4851

DOI

10.1080/13504851.2021.1991560

Reference ID

9456