Study Finds Women in STEM More Prominent in Countries With Less Gender Equality

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Source: The Atlantic

A new study explored the data that indicates that there are more women in STEM professions in countries with less gender equality, than in countries that are more supportive of women in STEM.

After reviewing data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, the study, published in Psychological Science, found that “the more gender-equal” a country was, the greater the gap was between male and females in science.

Researchers posit that it is likely that females strive for professions with the most financial security in countries with the least gender equality, while countries that practice more gender equality support women to pursue the field of work that they prefer.

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