STEM and gender disparities at work

STEM and gender disparities at work

STEM and gender disparities at work

The Pew Research Centre has published a study on STEM gender disparities at work, especially in the computer sciences and other male-oriented workplaces. Their study is representative of known common factors about gender inequality in STEM-related professional areas, presenting interesting results about people’s perception of gender and workplace culture. Although half of the interviewees agreed on gender diversity as essential in the workplace, discrimination is still present:

“Half (50%) of women in STEM jobs say that they have experienced at least one of eight forms of gender-related discrimination in the workplace, more than women in non-STEM jobs (41%) and far more than men in STEM positions (19%)”

Cary Funk and Kim Parker, Pew Research Centre (endpage source)

Career progression is also not a deterrent to gender discrimination, as the study shows women with advance degrees and higher level professional positions reporting cases of discrimination and/or sexual harassment. Click here for more information on this study.

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