Is math gender gap linked to equal rights for women?

05/30/2008 | USA Today

The discrepancies between 15-year-old girls' and boys' scores on the Program for International Student Assessment in math are narrower in those countries where men and women have equitable rights and opportunities, according to a new study. Of the 40 countries studied, the U.S. was found to be in the mid-range both in terms of its gender-based math gap and in relation to the equality it affords women.

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