The Effectiveness of Single-Sex Schools through Out-of-School Activities: Evidence from South Korea

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 81, no. 2 (2019): 369-393.

49 Pages Posted: 18 May 2015 Last revised: 28 Sep 2019

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Youjin Hahn

Yonsei University

Liang Choon Wang

Monash University - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 18, 2015

Abstract

Students’ out-of-school activities and time use can play a crucial role in facilitating school effectiveness. Using data from Seoul, South Korea, where the assignment of students into schools is random, we show that single-sex high schools affect the out-of-school activities of boys only, while private high schools affect the out-of-school activities of both genders. Similarly, all-boys schools and private schools, but not all-girls schools, show positive effects on students’ test scores. The effects of school types on test performance weaken once students’ out-of-school activities are controlled for. Thus, school effectiveness is likely to depend on how students’ out-of-school behaviors respond to school inputs.

Keywords: out-of-school activities, homework, test scores, school effectiveness, single-sex schooling, private schooling

JEL Classification: I21, I28, J22

Suggested Citation

Hahn, Youjin and Wang, Liang Choon, The Effectiveness of Single-Sex Schools through Out-of-School Activities: Evidence from South Korea (May 18, 2015). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 81, no. 2 (2019): 369-393., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2607313 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2607313

Youjin Hahn

Yonsei University ( email )

Seoul
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Liang Choon Wang (Contact Author)

Monash University - Department of Economics ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/liangchoonwang/

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