Reversal of Gender Gaps in Child Development: Evidence from Young Children in India
AbstractThis paper provides unique evidence of a reversal of gender gaps in cognitive development in early childhood. We find steep caste and gender gradients and few substantive changes once children enter school. The gender gap, however, reverses its sign for the upper caste, with girls performing better than boys at age 5 but thereafter following the general pattern in India of boys performing better.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 8191.
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Date of creation: May 2014
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- Lopez Boo, Florencia & Canon, Maria Eugenia, 2014. "Reversal of gender gaps in child development: Evidence from young children in India," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 124(1), pages 55-59.
- Lopez Boo, Florencia & Canon, Maria E., 2014. "Reversal of Gender Gaps in Child Development: Evidence from Young Children in India," Working Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 2014-11, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
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