Giving Compass’ Take:
· According to Global Citizen, another large study has demonstrated gender inequality issues in the STEM field.
· What has contributed to gender inequality in the STEM field? How can donors help support STEM education at an early age?
New evidence shows that not enough women are studying science, technology, education, and math (STEM), and it’s not because they don’t have the skills.
A large study of students from Poland suggests that even when women math students have abilities as high or higher than their male peers, they still shy away from studying math at higher levels.
Researchers from the University of Bialystok and the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw published the study in the June 2019 edition of the Journal of Sex Roles. The team analyzed data from 261,132 students who took a basic math exam as part of university admission. They then compared men’s and women’s scores with their decision to take another test to receive admissions into certain technical programs and institutions.
“STEM majors are more likely to be losing mathematically gifted women than mathematically gifted men,” researchers wrote in the study.
Read the full article about STEM’s gender equality issues by Leah Rodriguez at Global Citizen.
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