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The deficit of women in math

(Wesley Bedrosian for the Boston Globe)
By Kevin Lewis
August 30, 2009

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Explaining the gender gap in math achievement is one of the hotter issues in social science. It’s even credited with helping to bring down a president of Harvard. Adding to the debate is a new paper by economists at MIT suggesting that the gender gap may be more than simply an ability gap or a discrimination gap. Based on data ... (Full article: 868 words)

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