Girls May Leave Science Because They’re So Good At Everything Else

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The argument that women are underrepresented in math and science careers because they’re just not as good at math refuses to die, but a new study proposes an alternate explanation: women may be leaving these fields in greater numbers because they’re more likely to be good at other things.

In research published in Psychological Science, psychologist Ming-Te Wang and his coauthors measured the math and verbal abilities of 1,490 high school seniors and then followed up with them when they were 33.

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