Boys vs. Girls

This morning’s New York Times carries an article on a recently completed study showing that boys generally lag behind girls from early on, but the gap between girls and boys is even larger among less advantaged children. The authors of the study suggest that we probably need to take this gender difference into account in designing solutions to improve outcomes for less advantaged boys and girls. I’m not so sure about this but am interested in what others think. Here is the link to the article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/upshot/a-disadvantaged-start-hurts-boys-more-than-girls.html?_r=0

Submitted by David Racine

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