• Josefine Lühe
  • Michael Becker
  • Marko Neumann
  • Kai Maaz
Gender differences have frequently been reported for educational outcomes. Despite indications that these differences do not occur independently from social background, the reciprocity of effects has so far inadequately been addressed in quantitative research. Drawing on a representative sample of fourth graders in Germany (N = 5240), the study investigates whether gender effects on educational outcomes are moderated by socioeconomic status (SES). According to the findings, the influence of gender varies with the SES in maths achievement and maths grade as well as in the teacher´s recommendation for the academic track at this early point in the children´s biography.
Translated title of the contributionImportance of social origin for gender differences in educational outcomes
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation
Volume37
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)416-436
Number of pages21
ISSN1436-1957
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • education, gender differences, social origin, interaction

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