The Gender Issue Revisited: A Case Study of Student Performance in Economics and Econometrics
AbstractUsing a sample of 696 first year students in an Australian university, we use a seemingly unrelated regression model and show that there are some very important differences between the key characteristics affecting performance in a first year course in economics and econometrics. Here the primary concern was a possible different gender affect in the two courses. The results indicate that the ability factors such as the TER, the mathematical ability and whether a student enrolls in a Commerce degree or another degree are important factors for differentiating success in economics and econometrics. The gender and age of a student--part of the socio-economic factors--are very different for the two courses. Of particular interest are the different effects of the gender variable in the two courses. Further, indicators of commitment such as attendance at tutorials, mostly attending lectures and motivation for enrolling in an economics related degree because the student took economics at school all clearly show differences.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).
Volume (Year): 33 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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- A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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