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dc.contributor.authorCaner, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGuven, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOkten, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSakalli, S. O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T10:56:58Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T10:56:58Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/36901en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing nationally representative data on individual subjective views on gender roles, we examine the gender gap in educational achievement in Turkey and show that the cultural bias against the education of girls is a fundamental factor behind their low educational attainment in socially conservative societies. The 1997 education reform in Turkey extended compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years. Using the reform as a natural experiment, we investigate the impact of the reform on the effects of mothers’ traditional views in determining children’s educational attainment. We find that the reform helped reduce school dropout rates across the country. Nevertheless, regardless of the mother’s view on gender roles, the reductions in school dropout rates were similar for boys and girls, failing to eliminate the gender gap against girls. Turkey is an excellent environment to study the effects of societal gender roles since it combines modernity with traditionalism and displays a wide spectrum of views on gender roles. It is also one of the few developing countries where a gender gap to the detriment of females still exists in educational achievement. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. All Right Reserved.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSocial Indicators Researchen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-1163-7en_US
dc.subjectCompulsory schoolingen_US
dc.subjectEducation gender gapen_US
dc.subjectGender rolesen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectDeveloping worlden_US
dc.subjectEducational attainmenten_US
dc.subjectExperimental studyen_US
dc.subjectFemale educationen_US
dc.subjectGender disparityen_US
dc.subjectGender roleen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleGender roles and the education gender gap in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.citation.spage1231en_US
dc.citation.epage1254en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber129en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-015-1163-7en_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0921


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