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Ly, Son-Thierry

Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 2 languages and 13 library holdings
Roles: Publishing director, Author
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Most widely held works by Son-Thierry Ly
Competitive schools and the gender gap in the choice of field of study by Fanny Landaud( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French students have to choose a major field of study at the end of their first year of high school. This is a very important decision as students have little leeway to change their field of study during the two last years of high school. Building on a RD design, this paper reveals that enrollment at a more selective high school, with higher-achieving peers, has no impact on boys' choices, but a very significant impact on girls' ones: they turn away from scientific fields and settle for less competitive and prestigious ones. Estimated effects are very large: an increase of about 10% of a SD in the ability level of high school peers induces a reduction of about 10 percentage points in the proportion of girls who choose to specialize in science. Effects are even larger for girls at the top of the ability distribution
Quelle finalité pour quelle Ecole? by France Stratégie (Organization)( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remettre à plat le contrat entre la Nation et son Ecole suppose de poser, d'une façon transparente et explicite, la question des finalités du système éducatif : c'est l'objectif de ce rapport. Définir la finalité implicite que sert l'Ecole d'aujourd'hui permet de définir ce que seraient d'autres systèmes éducatifs possibles, conçus chacun à partir d'une finalité spécifique
Do Professors Really Perpetuate the Gender Gap in Science? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in a French Higher Education Institution. CEE DP 138 by Thomas Breda( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stereotypes, role models played by teachers and social norms influence girls' academic self-concept and push girls to choose humanities rather than science. Do recruiters reinforce this strong selection by discriminating more against girls in more scientific subjects? Using the entrance exam of a French higher education institution (the Ecole Normale Superieure) as a natural experiment, we show the opposite: discrimination goes in favor of females in more male-connoted subjects (e.g. math, philosophy) and in favor of males in more female-connoted subjects (e.g. literature, biology), inducing a rebalancing of sex ratios between students recruited for a research career in science and humanities majors. We identify discrimination by systematic differences in students' scores between oral tests (non-blind toward gender) and anonymous written tests (blind toward gender). By making comparisons of these oral/written scores differences between different subjects for a given student, we are able to control both for a student's ability in each subject and for her overall ability at oral exams. The mechanisms likely to drive this positive discrimination toward the minority gender are also discussed. (Contains 15 tables, 3 figures and 33 footnotes.)
Measuring social environment mobility by Son-Thierry Ly( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Do professors really perpetuate the gender gap in science? evidence from a natural experiment in a French higher education institution by Thomas Breda( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.89 (from 0.75 for Quelle fin ... to 0.96 for Competitiv ...)

Alternative Names
Thierry Ly, Son

Thierry Ly Son 1987-....