It is time for parents to think again. Girls may now be a better investment. Girls get better grades at school than boys, and in most developed countries more women than men go to university. Women will thus be better equipped for the new jobs of the 21st century, in which brains count a lot more than brawn. In Britain far more women than men are now training to become doctors. And women are more likely to provide sound advice on investing their parents' nest egg: surveys show that women consistently achieve higher financial returns than men do.
It used to be said that women must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily that is not so difficult.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
In the most recent issue of The Economist: Women in the Workforce.
Posted at 4:26 pm