Report: Boys’ and Girls’ ‘Well-Being’ Tracks Closely
Duke Researchers See Positive Picture Overall on 28 Social Indicators
The differences between boys and girls—in school, in the careers they choose, and in the very structure of their brains—is one of the hottest research topics around.
But a group of Duke University researchers suggests that when it comes to boys and girls, there’s not much difference at all, at least when considering the youths’ overall well-being.
The Duke scholars, led by Kenneth C. Land, a professor of demographic studies and sociology at the Durham, N.C., university, have broken down well-being into 28 social indicators, then used statistical data to track those indicators over time. Their paper is titled “Assessing Gilligan vs. Sommers: Gender Specific Trends in Child and Youth Well-Being in...
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