DP15497 Parental Gender Stereotypes and Student Wellbeing in China
|Author(s):||Shuai Chu, Xiangquan Zeng, Klaus F Zimmermann|
|Publication Date:||November 2020|
|Keyword(s):||gender identity, gender stereotypes, mental health, non-cognitive abilities, student wellbeing, subjective wellbeing|
|JEL(s):||I12, I26, I31, J16|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=15497|
Non-cognitive abilities are supposed to affect student's educational performance, who are challenged by parental expectations and norms. Parental gender stereotypes are shown to strongly decrease student wellbeing in China. Students are strongly more depressed, feeling blue, unhappy, not enjoying life and sad with no male-female differences while parental education does not matter.