ResearchView detailsThis report focuses on the 2 in 5 girls in the UK aged 8 to 18 who said that they don't enjoy reading. ResearchView detailsOur new research into diversity in children’s literature shows that a third of children don’t see themselves in books they read ResearchView detailsThis report explores the role that digital tools and resources can play in addressing the gender and disadvantage gap in young people’s literacy attitudes and outcomes, combining...
What else we know about literacy and gender
- Nearly 1 in 2 (44.3%) children and young people who identify their gender as other than boy or girl say that they struggle to see themselves in what they read compared with 1 in 3 boys (32.7% ) boys and girls (32.5%). Find out more.
- Half (49.9%) of boys who don’t enjoy reading agree that reading on screen is cooler than reading a print book. Find out more.
- In 2021, 2 in 5 (39.9%) girls said that they enjoyed writing compared with 1 in 4 boys (27.6%). Find out more.
- Half (55.5%) of girls say that poor confidence is a barrier to them achieving their aspirations compared with 2 in 5 (41.7%) boys. Find out more.
- Develop an understanding of evidence around the gender gap in literacy and try new approaches