volume 36, issue 4, P816-835 2020
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/graa050
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Chiara Cavaglia, Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela

Abstract: Abstract In common with other OECD countries, there is a gender gap in educational achievement in England favouring girls. This carries through to tertiary education. On the other hand, boys are far more likely to engage in STEM in post-16 vocational education and at university. The underachievement of boys overall, but over-representation in STEM, presents significant challenges for policy. This paper documents changes in the gender gap over the last 20 years in England and discusses findings i…

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