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The Los Angeles Times July 25, 2019

Gender gap in STEM fields could be due to girls' reading skills, not math ability

Why do men still dominate STEM careers? It’s not that boys are better than girls at math. It’s that girls are more likely to be even better at reading.

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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A JULY 15, 2019

Girls' comparative advantage in reading can largely explain the gender gap in math-related fields

T Breda et al

Gender differences in math performance are now small in developed countries and they cannot explain on their own the strong underrepresentation of women in math-related f …

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