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