Female Middle School Math Teachers Mean Better Grades for Girls Now, More STEM Participation Later

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Studies have found that female students perform better when taught by female teachers. But, there is little evidence on whether these effects persistent beyond that school year. We also don’t understand exactly why female student–teacher gender matching improves performance. Jaegeum Lim (Korean National Assembly) and Jonathan Meer (Texas A&M) asked these questions in the context of longer-run data on students from 74 middle schools in Seoul, South Korea.
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Is watching TV bad for you? It depends…

Since television was introduced to a large audience around the mid-20th century, its effects have been debated. A widespread concern has been that television encourages a particularly passive form of engagement, and thus may damage intellectual development. But the existing empirical evidence is not conclusive. Øystein Hernæs, Simen Markussen, and Knut Røed saw the deregulation of television in Norway as an opportunity to explore what a large-scale change in television consumption can teach us about the effects of TV on young people.
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The Journal of Human Resources Welcomes New Editor David Figlio

David Figlio, JHR Editor

The JHR is pleased to welcome David Figlio as editor. David is the Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, where he also serves as the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, and an Affiliate of CESifo. Continue reading “The Journal of Human Resources Welcomes New Editor David Figlio”