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Boys’ lack of effort in school tied to college gender gap

New book examines why women succeed more in college

2013-03-12
Not even half of the boys who think they are going to get a college degree will actually do so,

Boys’ lack of effort in school tied to college gender gap

New book examines why women succeed more in college

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The proportion of men receiving college degrees has stagnated, while women have thrived under the new economic and social realities in the United States and elsewhere, according to two sociologists who have written a new book on the subject.

"The world has changed around boys, and they have not adapted as well as girls," said Claudia Buchmann, a professor of sociology at Ohio State University and co-author of The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it Means for American Schools (Russell Sage Foundation, 2013).

Buchmann and co-author Thomas DiPrete, professor of sociology at Columbia University, spent more than a decade researching the education gender gap. They wanted to find out why women are now getting more college degrees than ever before, while the proportion of young men doing so hasn't changed much in more than 50 years.

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Fuente: Eurekalert.org
Not even half of the boys who think they are going to get a college degree will actually do so,

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