Boys Are Falling Behind in Reading

By Dianna Dilworth 

The reading skills of school-aged boys is slipping behind, according to a new study from think tank OECD.

The research looked at the study habits of boys and girls across 64 countries and found that girls outperform boys in reading in what amounts to about an extra year’s worth of schooling. The Economist has more:

Reading rates are falling everywhere as screens draw eyes from pages, but boys are giving up faster. The OECD found that, among boys who do as much homework as the average girl, the gender gap in reading fell by nearly a quarter.