Boy Trouble

In a new paper, [Professor Marianne] Bertrand argues that the home environment is more likely to influence boys’ socio-emotional behavior and, subsequently, their educational outcomes than it does girls.

In “The Trouble with Boys: Social Influences and the Gender Gap in Disruptive Behavior,” Bertrand and Jessica Pan […] studied more than 20,000 American children whom they tracked for more than a decade. They found the gender gap particularly pronounced in children’s tendency to “externalize problems” or “act out.”

Read more at Chicago Booth Magazine.

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