It's a perplexing problem: from physics to philosophy, careers associated with brilliance seem to have a shortage of women. Employers and universities strive to make their programs more inclusive and diverse, but that may be way too late: new research suggests that girls already consider themselves to be less intelligent than boys by age 6.
The Disheartening Research
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Why Girls Think They're Not As Smart As Boys
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Written by Curiosity Staff February 11, 2017
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