The Effectiveness of Single‐Sex Schools Through Out‐Of‐School Activities: Evidence from South Korea

25 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2019

Date Written: April 2019

Abstract

Students’ out‐of‐school activities and time use can play a crucial role in facilitating the effect of schools on students’ achievement. Using data from Seoul, South Korea, where students are randomly assigned into schools, we show that when single‐sex schools improve students’ test performance, their effect is positive on students’ time spent on study‐related out‐of‐school activities. Our results indicate that out‐of‐school activities explain roughly 21%–30% of the effect of single‐sex schooling on test performance.

Suggested Citation

Hahn, Youjin and Wang, Liang C., The Effectiveness of Single‐Sex Schools Through Out‐Of‐School Activities: Evidence from South Korea (April 2019). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 81, Issue 2, pp. 369-393, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3347991 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obes.12266

Youjin Hahn (Contact Author)

Yonsei University ( email )

Seoul
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Liang C. Wang

Monash University ( email )

Australia

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