The Rise of Women: the Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it Means for American Schools
June 3, 2013
While powerful gender inequalities remain in American society, women have made substantial gains and now largely surpass men in one crucial arena: education. Women now outperform men academically at all levels of school, and are more likely to obtain college degrees and enroll in graduate school. What accounts for this enormous reversal in the gender education gap? In The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What It Means for American Schools, Thomas DiPrete and Claudia Buchmann provide a detailed and accessible account of women’s educational advantage and suggest new strategies to improve schooling outcomes for both boys and girls.
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The Rise of Women: the Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it Means for American Schools, by Thomas A. DiPrete and Claudia Buchmann. New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2013. 277 p. ISBN 9780871540515 (pbk.)
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