Science and gender

The NY Times has a nice graph comparing how 15-year-old girls and boys did on a science test in different countries. It shows that in certain regions boys did better than girls on average (for example, in most of the Americas and Western Europe), but girls did better in other regions (much of Asia and the Middle East). This is another point that seems to imply that much of the difference is probably social, so it’s more evidence that Larry Summers was wrong (to be fair, he said that the difference might be due to a difference in the spread, but there has also been some evidence against that).

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