Sex Roles (2016) 74:94–95 DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0531-8 BOOK REVIEW Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment: A Life Course Perspective. Edited by Ingrid Schoon and Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014. 506 pp. $59.99 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1-107-64519-6. Catherine Riegle-Crumb Published online: 12 August 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment: A Life particular note in this section is the chapter by Kriesi and Course Perspective, is a welcome addition to the social sci- Buchman, who use longitudinal data of young children in ence literature on gender inequality. Edited by Schoon and Switzerland to examine the initial transition into formal Eccles, it focuses on disparities between males and females schooling and its impact on later academic success in school. The authors find that girls’ relatively stronger preparation for at different life stages and across a range of life outcomes, including educational and occupational success as well as school, including their school-relevant knowledge and consci- physical and mental health. As the title suggests (and as entiousness, helps to explain their easier school transition; yet discussed in detail in the introduction of the book), the entries they also point to interesting gender differences in the impact
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