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Table D.1.10. Difference in the percentage of 15-year-old students who reported reading for enjoyment, by sex and country in the G-8 countries: 2000 and 2009

Difference in percentage points Canada   France   Germany   Italy   Japan   Russian Federation   United Kingdom   United
States
 
Male - female difference                                
2000 -20 * -18 * -25 * -15 * #   -11 *   -18 *
2009 -25 * -18 * -27 * -25 * -5 * -16 * -19 * -22 *
2009 - 2000 difference                                
Male -1   -8 * #   -8 * 9 * -4 *   -3  
Female 5 * -9 * 2   2   13 * 1     1  
— Not available. Data for the United Kingdom in 2000 are not reported due to low response rates.
# Rounds to zero.
* p < .05 (diffference in percentage points is statistically significant).
NOTE: Negative values for the male - female difference indicate a lower percentage of 15-year-old male students who reported reading for enjoyment in 2000 or 2009. Negative values for the 2009 - 2000 difference indicate a lower percentage of 15-year-old students who reported reading for enjoyment in 2009 for males or females.
SOURCE: Miller, D.C., and Warren, L.K. (2011). Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2011 (NCES 2012-007), table 12-1. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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