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Can STEM Learning Opportunities Reshape Gender Attitudes for Girls?: Field Evidence from Tanzania (with So Yoon Ahn and Semee Yoon)

Date: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022, 16:30 ~ 17:45
Speaker: Youjin Hahn (Yonsei)
Location: 우석경제관 223동 307호
한유진 교수님의 세미나가 있을 예정입니다. 

* 주관: 서울대학교 경제학부, 경제연구소 한국경제혁신센터, SSK, BK21

* 본 세미나는 졸업요건(2022-2학기) 및 BK21+(2022-2학기) 세미나 참석으로 인정됩니다.

세미나 참석인정을 원하는 학생은 세미나 종료 후 참석자 명단을 작성해주시기 바랍니다.

Abstract: We study how educational opportunities change adolescents' gender attitudes in Tanzania, using an experiential education program focused on STEM subjects. After the intervention, girls' gender attitudes became more progressive by 0.29 standard deviations, but boys' gender attitudes did not change. Perceived improvement in the labor market opportunities appears to be an important channel to explain the result. The intervention also increased girls' weekly study hours and boosted their interests in STEM-related subjects and occupations. Our results show that providing STEM-related educational opportunities to girls in developing countries can be an effective way of improving their gender attitudes.

* 주관: 서울대학교 경제학부, 경제연구소 한국경제혁신센터, SSK, BK21
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