Girls from nontraditional families outperform boys at school

12/29/2011 | Guardian (London), The

Girls raised by single parents performed better at school than boys with the same family structure, according to a study of 20,000 U.S. children. Researchers found that boys from nontraditional families were more likely to show behavioral and self-control problems at school than girls, and were frequently suspended. "It could be that girls are more resilient," an education expert said.

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