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An Empirical Analysis of the Gender Gap in Mathematics

Roland G. Fryer, Jr, Steven D. Levitt

NBER Working Paper No. 15430
Issued in October 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Glenn Ellison, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence Katz, and Luigi Zingales for helpful comments and suggestions. Katherine Barghaus, Dimitrios Batzilis, Diana Chang, Corinne Espinoza, Kenneth Mirkin, Wonhee Park, Katherine Penner, Erin Robertson, Jörg Spenkuch, and David Toniatti provided exceptional research assistance. The authors are grateful to the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University and the Becker Center for Chicago Price Theory for generous support. 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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