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Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says

February 12, 2015

Girls tend to get better grades in reading, math and science than boys, according to a new study that challenges the widely held belief that boys do better in these subjects than girls. "Even in countries where women's liberties are severely restricted, we found that girls are outperforming boys in reading, mathematics and science literacy by age 15, regardless of political, economic, social or gender equality issues and policies found in those countries," study author David Geary, professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri, said in a university news release. The researchers analyzed the grades of 1.5 million 15-year-old students around the world between 2000 and 2010. To read more, click here

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