July 18, 2005

La Griffe du Lion on what Larry Summers should have said

The Zorro of statisticians is back with a detailed explanation of "Sex Differences in Mathematical Aptitude." Here is his abstract:

Mathematics is a man's game. A gender gap appears early in life, blossoms with the onset of puberty and reaches full bloom by mid-adolescence. It indelibly shapes women's prospects for doing significant mathematics. In this account of cognitive sex differences, Prodigy shows how sex-differentiated ability in 15 year-olds accounts for the exiguous female representation at the highest levels of mathematical research. A female Fields Medalist is predicted to surface once every 103 years.

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