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Capital émotionnel et genre : ce capital qui fait aussi la différence entre les filles et les garçons à l'école et au travail



Education participates to the social reproduction of gender and gender roles in the society. Does the origin of the inequalities between females and males start here ? Does girls education similar to that of boys ? If number of research has shown differences in female and male human capital endowment, especially regarding knowledge (savoir), know-how or skills (savoir-faire), still few researches have been stressing the impact of emotional competencies differences referring to personal skills or savoir-être. The traditional share between cognitive and affect domains impeded to measure the place taken by the “savoir-être” in training and individual construction and its impact on their future. In this article, we take into account the impact of gendered education on the development of females and males emotional capital. This latter can explain boys and girls differences regarding school performance and vocational guidance.

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  • Bénédicte Gendron, 2006. "Capital émotionnel et genre : ce capital qui fait aussi la différence entre les filles et les garçons à l'école et au travail," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques r06076, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  • Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:r06076

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    Emotional capital; boys; girls; gender; gender education; guidance; school performance.;

    JEL classification:

    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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