Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation
Interesting report from Economics & Statistics Admistration of the US Dept. of Commerce:
This report finds that women are underrepresented both in STEM jobs and STEM undergraduate degrees and have been consistently over the last decade…. This underrepresentation has remained fairly constant over the past decade, even as women’s share of the college-educated workforce has increased. Given the high-quality, well-paying jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, there is great opportunity for growth in STEM in support of American competitiveness, innovation and jobs of the future.
From the Executive Summary:
…women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce…. There are many possible factors contributing to the discrepancy of women and men in STEM jobs, including: a lack of female role models, gender stereotyping, and less family-friendly flexibility in the STEM fields. Regardless of the causes, the findings of this report provide evidence of a need to encourage and support women in STEM.
Full report download, click here.
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