Numbers Don't Lie

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Girls Rule !

According to a recent article, boys across the nation and in every demographic group are falling behind. In elementary school, boys are 2 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with learning disabilities, and 2 times as likely to be placed in special-education classes. High-school boys are losing ground to girls on standardized writing tests. And on college campuses, men who 30 years ago represented 58% of the undergraduate student body now make up only 44%.
During past few years, women have been launching their own business at 2 the rate as men. Between 1997-2004, the estimated growth rate in the women-owned firms was 2 times that of all firms (17% vs. 9%), and the employment at women-owned firms expanded at the 2 times the rate of all firms (24% vs. 125).



Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:44 PM

Blogger Charles Cox said...

I like the idea for your site... very interesting!


8:31 PM

Blogger John Salmon said...

Interesting site. It's well-established that while male and female intelligence is equal, on average, there are more men at both extremes-the very smart and very dumb ends of things. I don't know exactly how this affects the college attendance figures, but equality of opportunity for both sexes may mean that it's only "natural" for women to somewhat out-number men in college. Plus there's the hip-hop mindset seen in so many teenage guys today!

9:17 PM

Blogger PrincessFiona said...

nice post... hmmm mathematician ah!

10:44 PM

Blogger Sicilian said...

I love your site, especially the girls rule information. I have a 17 year old and a 22 year old and they do rule. Both are great students, great leaders, and wonderful young women.

3:23 AM

Blogger jeffro said...

this blog is cool.

7:41 PM


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