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
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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.