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Comparative Advantage In Math and Science | Alex Tabarrok | Marginal Revolution | 17 September 2018
The economic idea of comparative advantage may help to rationalise why women remain under-represented in maths and sciences. Girls in school tend to do better at maths and sciences than boys do; but they tend to do even better at humanities. So if students pursue what they do best, which is a reasonable course of action, a girl might say: “I got an A+ in English and a A- in math, so I should do English”. A boy might say: “I got a B+ in Math and a B- in English, so I should do Math”
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