Gender fairness prevails in most fields of academic science

3 noviembre 2014

A comprehensive new report investigating women’s underrepresentation in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) fields reveals that, despite many differences between the sexes prior to college — reflected in occupational preferences, math ability, cultural attitudes, and amount of AP coursework taken, for example — the playing field eventually levels for women who continue in most of these fields once they earn their PhD.