Profile image
By Economist's View (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Studying Advanced Mathematics: The Potential Boost to Women’s Career Prospects

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:44
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

From Microeconomic Insights:

Studying advanced mathematics: the potential boost to women’s career prospects: The university gender gap has been reversed in many countries in recent years, with greater participation among young women than among young men. Yet women remain underrepresented in high-powered and highly paid careers as chief executives and, more generally, in finance and business, and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Our research assesses three potential explanations for this inequality:

  • First, are the labour market rewards for advanced mathematical skills lower for women than for men?
  • Second, are women less talented than men in terms of mathematical abilities?
  • Third, does the way we promote and teach mathematics in schools drive away talented young women?

The answers to these questions are: no, no, and yes! In particular, we show that restrictive course bundling in high school constitutes a barrier for the mathematical talents of young women. …



Source: http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2017/02/studying-advanced-mathematics-the-potential-boost-to-womens-career-prospects.html

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

 

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.