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Do single-sex classes affect academic achievement? An experiment in a coeducational university

Booth, Alison; Cardona-Sosa, Lina; Nolen, Patrick


We examine the effect of single-sex classes on the educational attainment of students within a coeducational university. Before students arrived on campus, we randomly assigned them to all-female, all-male, and coed classes, and thereby avoid the selection issues present in earlier studies on single-sex education of students in primary and secondary school. We find that 1 h a week of single-sex classes benefits women: females score a quarter of standard deviation better overall and are 7.7%...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Public Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2018.08.016


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