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Girls’ comparative advantage in reading can largely explain the gender gap in math-related fields

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
23 news outlets
blogs
7 blogs
twitter
533 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
reddit
3 Redditors

Citations

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2 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
71 Mendeley
Title
Girls’ comparative advantage in reading can largely explain the gender gap in math-related fields
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2019
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1905779116
Pubmed ID
Authors

Thomas Breda, Clotilde Napp

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 71 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 25%
Student > Master 9 13%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 12 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 12 17%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 10 14%
Social Sciences 8 11%
Engineering 5 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 16 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 614. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 March 2020.
All research outputs
#12,953
of 14,571,649 outputs
Outputs from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#451
of 82,732 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#425
of 256,167 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#20
of 840 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,571,649 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 82,732 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 840 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its contemporaries.