Study: Parameters of math competitions affect girls' performance

02/26/2013 | Forbes

Girls perform on par or even better than boys in math competitions when time constraints are removed or a competition lasts more than one round, according to a recent study. "It's really encouraging that seemingly large gaps disappear just by keeping [girls] in the game longer," professor of economics and study co-author Joe Price said, noting that the finding might have implications for getting more women to pursue careers in competitive work environments.

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