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Study Finds Females as Good as Males in Math Skills

by Kathy Jones on  October 15, 2010 at 5:51 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A meta analysis has indicated that the mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal.
 Study Finds Females as Good as Males in Math Skills
Study Finds Females as Good as Males in Math Skills
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One portion of the new study looked systematically at 242 articles that assessed the math skills of 1,286,350 people, says chief author Janet Hyde, a professor of psychology and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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These studies, all published in English between 1990 and 2007, looked at people from grade school to college and beyond. A second portion of the new study examined the results of several large, long-term scientific studies, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

In both cases, Hyde says, the difference between the two sexes was so close as to be meaningless.

The study has been published in the online edition of journal Psychological Bulletin.

Source: ANI
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