Women, Sports, and Development: Does It Pay to Let Girls Play?

Barbara Kotschwar of PIIE has this piece on encouraging girls to play sports.

The Policy Brief reviews the evidence that young women and youth in general who participate in sports are more likely to attain educational success and specifically that girls who play sports do better in school, suff er fewer health problems, achieve  more in areas dominated by men, such as science, and hold better jobs as adults. 

Well, a pretty obvious point. I mean discrimination has been so deep and wide, that we need to do many things even to start bridging the divide..

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