Gender equality and gender gaps in mathematics performance

Gillian R. Brown, Kim Alexandersen

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In a recent analysis of mathematics performance (Eriksson et al. 2020), national gender egalitarian values were positively associated with an increase in the average mathematics scores of high-school boys relative to girls. This study highlights that progressive gender egalitarian values at a national level might not translate into equality of opportunity at an individual level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-593
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number8
Early online date18 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020


  • Gender egalitarian
  • Sex difference
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science


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