Resource: Gifted Girls - Many Gifted Girls, Few Eminent Women: Why?
Website: Gifted Girls - Many Gifted Girls, Few Eminent Women: Why?
Author: Gurian, A.
Organization: NYU Child Study Center
Description: In early childhood and through the elementary school years, gifted boys and girls are equal in number. In adolescence, however, a marked turnaround occurs. At around age 12 gifted boys outnumber gifted girls, and by adulthood there are far more gifted men than women. What happens to those young gifted girls? Research suggests that several factors converge to produce barriers to the achievement of gifted girls, causing the declining numbers of identifiable gifted girls as they grow up.

Comments: Contributed by: DITD Team Member on 12/13/2004
I think this article would be very helpful for parents who have YS DD. This is something that is talked about often.

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