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Friday, February 23, 2018

Study: As Nations Grow More Equal, STEM Gender Gap Widens

Analysis helps explain persistent male/female gap in hard sciences

The much-discussed gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) can be explained in part by differences in individual students' comparative academic strengths, a gap which only grows as societies become more gender egalitarian, a recently released study shows.

The gender gap in STEM is a persistent quandary for policy makers. Recent data from the Economic and Statistics Administration found that women made up more than half of college-educated workers but only 25 percent of college-educated STEM workers, and that while nearly as many women hold undergraduate degrees as men, women make up only 30 percent of STEM degree holders and are a disproportionately low share of degree holders across all STEM fields.

"Despite considerable efforts toward understanding and changing this pattern, the sex difference in STEM engagement has remained stable for decades," the study's authors write. "The stability of these differences and the failure of current approaches to change them calls for a new perspective on the issue."



Anonymous said...

No, it doesn't. It shows us the difference between men and women. You do realize that women are the only ones of us that have babies and nurse and nurture them and males love to go out every day to kill the dragons and bring home the bacon to the family, right?

It's like that with lions, elephants, and birds, too!

The shame is that this has to be explained to a liberal...

Anonymous said...

Another Liberal idea to divide people using the victim hood mentality.

Anonymous said...

This gap will disappear in due time as more and more birth-males begin to officially identify as women.
Why not? It improves one's chances of getting accepted, especially if one has good STEM grades in secondary education.