Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.1.32
Title: The trouble with boys: Social influences and the gender gap in disruptive behavior
Authors: Bertrand, M.
Pan, J. 
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Source: Bertrand, M.,Pan, J. (2013-01). The trouble with boys: Social influences and the gender gap in disruptive behavior. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5 (1) : 32-64. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.1.32
Abstract: This paper explores the importance of the home and school environments in explaining the gender gap in disruptive behavior. We document large differences in the gender gap across key features of the home environment-boys do especially poorly in broken families. In contrast, we find little impact of the early school environment on noncognitive gaps. Differences in endowments explain a small part of boysK'. noncognitive deficit in single-mother families. More importantly, noncognitive returns to parental inputs differ markedly by gender. Broken families are associated with worse parental inputs, and boys' noncognitive development, unlike that of girls', appears extremely responsive to such inputs.
Source Title: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52100
ISSN: 19457782
DOI: 10.1257/app.5.1.32
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