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Herrmann, Mariesa A.; Rockoff, Jonah E. – Journal of Human Resources, 2012
Ichino and Moretti (2009) find that menstruation may contribute to gender gaps in absenteeism and earnings, based on evidence that absences of young female Italian bank employees follow a 28-day cycle. We find this evidence is not robust to the correction of coding errors or small changes in specification, and we find no evidence of increased…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employee Absenteeism, Females, Physiology
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Ferrara, Peter J.; Ferrara, Margaret M. – ERS Spectrum, 2004
When a New York school district found a majority of its middle school students scoring below an acceptable level in four major academic areas, it tried many interventions, including a three-year experiment in single-gender classrooms. Although single-gender classrooms are no longer as common in the United States as in years past, recent…
Descriptors: Single Sex Classes, Attendance Patterns, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes