A new study finds women scoring higher on IQ test than men for the first time. The study averages tests conducted in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Estonia and Argentina:
â€śOver the last 100 years, everyone in the developing world has been gaining about three IQ points, but women have been gaining faster,â€ť Flynn told ABC News. â€śThis is the result of modernity. In every country where women have an equal chance of modernity, women have caught men.”
The changes, Flynn said, can be explained by changes in opportunity and education that have come about in the last century â€” for example, less reliance on rote memorization in education and an emphasis on improving logic and analytic skills.
I’m not shocked at the findings. I’m more shocked this hadn’t been proven earlier.