NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Gender Gap in Secondary School Mathematics at High Achievement Levels: Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions

Glenn Ellison, Ashley Swanson

NBER Working Paper No. 15238
Issued in August 2009

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This project would not have been possible without Professor Steve Dunbar and Marsha Conley at AMC, who provided access to the data as well as their insight. We thank Stu Schmill, Sofia Caloggero, and Karen Johnson for their help with the MIT data and David Card and Jesse Rothstein for help with data matching. Syndie Kim provided research assistance. Financial support was provided by the NSF (SES-0550897), the Toulouse Network for Information Technology, and Microsoft Research. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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