This gap in gender or gender differences is undoubtedly negative for both genders. With time, more females are applying for higher education which clearly proves the fact that there is an increase in the literacy skills within girls. On the other hand, the boys are laying less emphasis on education. This is mainly because of the decrease in the influence of gender differences within educational structure. But still there are some areas which are under its negative influence and required to be addressed properly. When girls opt for higher education, their interest is perceived as the strategy for being a man (Chapman, 2008). This perceptive of the people is the main reason that the girls sometimes feel demotivated and do not continue their education.
As mentioned earlier, the gender differences negatively affect both the genders, but the affect is more negative for the girls. The gender differences in education eventually lead to less pay for women and low status. The women, due to the influence of gender differences, have to incline more towards the domestic tasks, which again decrease their literacy skills (Pearson, 2007). The gender differences can be easily perceived within colleges and high schools. The influence of gender is there in the admission procedures and there in the placement procedures. It is these discriminations which results in women not getting high paying occupations and prestigious lifestyle. It also results in women becoming less assertive, more quiet and passive. The effects or influence of gender differences may not be perceived from eyes which are visually but in the society they continue to exist in situations.
However, the influence of gender differences is not only negative for the girls. The boys and the men both suffer highly due to the same fact. The United States has significantly reported the widening college gender gap. A report suggests that more than 57 percent of the students in US colleges are female. It also demonstrated that almost 60 percent of the college degrees were gained by females in 2010.