A new study shows that there are more serious implications for girls who drop out of school than for boys. Reuters reports that adolescent girls who fail academically are more likely to suffer from depression, go on welfare, and have low rates of job stability. The study, helmed by the University of Washington's Carolyn McCarty, surveyed 800 Seattle teens, many of whom were from high-crime neighborhoods. According to Reuters, "45 percent of the girls and 68 percent of the boys in the study experienced a major school failure, but 22 percent of the girls later became depressed compared with 17 percent for the boys." McCarty noted that "This gender paradox shows that while school failure is more atypical for girls, it appears to have more severe consequences when it does occur." [Reuters]