Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 1226: Gender Grading Bias at Stockholm University: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from an Anonymous Grading Reform

Joakim Jansson () and Björn Tyrefors ()
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Joakim Jansson: Stockholm University, Postal: and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Björn Tyrefors: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Postal: Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: In this paper, we first present novel evidence of grading bias against women at the university level. This is in contrast to previous results at the secondary education level. Contrary to the gender composition at lower levels of education in Sweden, the teachers and graders at the university level are predominantly male. Thus, an in-group bias mechanism could consistently explain the evidence from both the university and secondary education level. However, we find that in-group bias can only explain approximately 20 percent of the total grading bias effect at the university level.

Keywords: Grading bias; University; Discrimination; Education; Anonymous grading

JEL-codes: I23; J16

28 pages, August 21, 2018

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