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Why are (the best) women so good at chess? Participation rates and gender differences in intellectual domains.

Abstract:

A popular explanation for the small number of women at the top level of intellectually demanding activities from chess to science appeals to biological differences in the intellectual abilities of men and women. An alternative explanation is that the extreme values in a large sample are likely to be greater than those in a small one. Although the performance of the 100 best German male chess players is better than that of the 100 best German women, we show that 96 per cent of the observed dif...

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10.1098/rspb.2008.1576

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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
276
Issue:
1659
Pages:
1161-1165
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:0f50d933-24c1-4585-9d21-93074ae1fc59
Source identifiers:
5613
Local pid:
pubs:5613

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