But Nita, now 20, is the only one of her brothers and sisters who is going to get a degree. A few of her sisters began college, and one nearly completed nursing school, she told me. Her brothers were less interested. This is not unusual. In , the most recent year for which data is available, Women from low-income and minority families especially have made great strides in recent decades. Just While poor women are outpacing poor men, it is important to note that in the big picture, poor women are nevertheless far behind their richer counterparts.
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Being a guys’ girl is all fun and games — until you realize you’ve been the one in play all along.
F our years ago, completely spent, blood transfused into me in a frantic effort to allow me to walk, I lay on a hospital bed having given birth the day before. To the joy of my family, I had brought them a son. Blue balloons foretold a man in the making. Not just the apple of my eye, but the one who would one day open jam jars for me. The hero who would do the DIY and put out the rubbish. He who was born to be strong because he is male. But then, physical strength can be defined in different ways.
As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher grades than boys. Not just in the United States, but across the globe, in countries as far afield as Norway and Hong Kong. This finding is reflected in a recent study by psychology professors Daniel and Susan Voyer at the University of New Brunswick. The Voyers based their results on a meta-analysis of studies involving the academic grades of over one million boys and girls from 30 different nations. The findings are unquestionably robust: Girls earn higher grades in every subject, including the science-related fields where boys are thought to surpass them. Less of a secret is the gender disparity in college enrollment rates. The latest data from the Pew Research Center uses U. Census Bureau data to show that in , 71 percent of female high school graduates went on to college, compared to 61 percent of their male counterparts.
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