Girls From Poorer Families Outperform Boys in Math and Science, Study Shows

According to the researchers, one reason is that boys from poorer families feel they have more opportunities in the future, while their female peers feel they need to excel at school.

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A new study shows that Israeli girls from poorer families do better than boys from poorer families in math and science, with girls in the Arab community prodded by parents seeking to empower them before they...