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ERIC Number: ED525648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 0
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The Trouble with Boys: Social Influences and the Gender Gap in Disruptive Behavior. NBER Working Paper No. 17541
Bertrand, Marianne; Pan, Jessica
National Bureau of Economic Research
This paper explores the importance of the home and school environments in explaining the gender gap in disruptive behavior. We document large differences in the gender gap across key features of the home environment--boys do especially poorly in broken families. In contrast, we find little impact of the early school environment on non-cognitive gaps. Differences in endowments explain a small part of boys' non-cognitive deficit in single-mother families. More importantly, non-cognitive returns to parental inputs differ markedly by gender. Broken families are associated with worse parental inputs and boys' non-cognitive development, unlike girls', appears extremely responsive to such inputs.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research