Gender gap may be more alarming than racial- or poverty gap, states the New York Times.

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Astrid

Recently American studies show the differences in behaviour skills between young boys and girls may be causing alarming long-term economic effects.

To put it another way, the American economy — for all its troubles (and all of the lingering sexism) — looks to be doing pretty well when you focus on girls. The portion of women earning a four-year college degree has jumped more than 75 percent over the last quarter-century, in line with what has happened in other rich countries. Median inflation-adjusted female earnings are up almost 35 percentover the same span, census data show — while male earnings, incredibly, haven’t risen at all.

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