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ERIC Number: EJ1020827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Gender Gaps in Mathematics, Science and Reading Achievements in Muslim Countries: A Quantile Regression Approach
Shafiq, M. Najeeb
Education Economics, v21 n4 p343-359 2013
Using quantile regression analyses, this study examines gender gaps in mathematics, science, and reading in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Jordan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Qatar, Tunisia, and Turkey among 15-year-old students. The analyses show that girls in Azerbaijan achieve as well as boys in mathematics and science and overachieve in reading. In Jordan, girls achieve as well as boys in all subjects. In Qatar and Turkey, girls underachieve in mathematics, achieve as well as boys in science and overachieve in reading. In Indonesia, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tunisia, girls underachieve in mathematics and science but overachieve in reading. On the basis of the analyses, two generalizations can be made. First, key country-level economic and social characteristics appear unrelated to achievement gender gaps. Second, the overachievement of girls in reading and underachievement in mathematics and science are similar to findings from non-Muslim industrialized countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Azerbaijan; Indonesia; Jordan; Kyrgyzstan; Qatar; Tunisia; Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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