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fiona
fiona
The gender achievement gap in math reflects a paradox of high-earning parents. They are more likely to say they hold egalitarian views about gender roles. But they are also more likely to act in traditional ways – father as breadwinner, mother as caregiver. Where Boys Outperform Gi... fionavoss.blog
Caspar
Caspar

@fiona Fascinating. There’s a lot of complexity in those findings, but it does sound as though the issue might be partly to do with stereotype threat. I think girls tend to have better executive function than boys, so with all other factors being equal, you'd expect girls to do better across the board (as they do with English).

fiona
fiona

@Caspar I wrote a bit more about it in reply to @mrkrndvs here: micro.blog/fiona/655...

Caspar
Caspar

@fiona Thanks — I saw that. It sounds very plausible.