According to Pacific Scoop, in spite of a notable global trend indicating that, for a variety of reasons, girls are doing generally better in school than boys are, the cultural practice of forced/early marriage leads to the reverse trend in certain regions.  In areas where girls are forced to marry early, significantly more boys than girls are enrolled in school and graduate.  READ MORE: Girls have edge in Pacific education gender gap, Tagaloatele says, Pacific.Scoop (August 15, 2011).