Women’s Studies: Why Female Education Matters Around the world, more than half the young children out of school are girls. Where are females denied education, why and what are the effects? Going to School (or Not) American girls tend to be overrepresented in education, including up to the collegiate level, where the public university male-to-female gender ratio is 43.6%–56.4%. For much of the world, particularly developing countries, the picture is much different. Primary-age students out…"Female Education : Why it Matters"