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Commerce Department finds greater wage parity but fewer women in STEM careers

September 22, 2011

The report Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation finds there are fewer women than men in STEM jobs and attaining degrees in STEM fields. But interestingly, that’s true despite the fact that the wage premium for women in STEM jobs is higher than that for men and that there’s greater income parity between genders in STEM fields than there is in the employment market as a whole. Factors affecting female participation may include a lack of female role models, gender stereotyping, and less family-friendly flexibility in the STEM fields.

 

Read the Executive Summary and access the full report at: http://www.esa.doc.gov/Reports/women-stem-gender-gap-innovation.


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