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Data and code for "A Pareto-Improving Way to Teach Principles of Economics: Evidence from the University of Toronto"

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Benjamin, Dwayne (University of Toronto)
  • Cohen, Avi (University of Toronto and York University)
  • Hamilton, Gillian (University of Toronto)
Publication Date
2020-09-10
Free Keywords
Introductory Economics; Literacy-targeted principles; Undergraduate education; Gender; Diversity
Description
  • Abstract

    University of Toronto undergraduates can choose between conventional and literacy-targeted (LT) principles of economics courses. We compare demographics and performance in subsequent courses for 13,000 students over 11 years and find that LT courses attract a greater percentage of female and domestic students; conditional on meeting grade thresholds, LT students do just as well in intermediate theory and statistics courses as conventional principles students; women do as well or better than men in intermediate theory and statistics courses. With appropriately chosen thresholds, departments offering LT courses can preserve subsequent disciplinary rigor and address underrepresentation of women and minorities.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-01-01 / 2017-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006--Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2017
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
Sampled Universe
First year Economics students at the University of Toronto, 2006-2017. Smallest Geographic Unit: Canada (University of Toronto)
Availability
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Relations
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E120768
Publications
  • Benjamin, Dwayne, Avi J. Cohen, and Gillian Hamilton. “A Pareto-Improving Way to Teach Principles of Economics: Evidence from the University of Toronto.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 1, 2020): 299–303. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20201052.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201052 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-09-10 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-09-10

Benjamin, Dwayne; Cohen, Avi; Hamilton, Gillian (2020): Data and code for "A Pareto-Improving Way to Teach Principles of Economics: Evidence from the University of Toronto". Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E120768V1