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Early gender gaps drive career choices

OECD / March 13, 2015 /

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Early gender gaps drive career choices

A new study released by the ABC’s of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behavior and Confidence says that boys and girls remain deeply divided on career choices, and that gender bias is what is causing the difference.  With only 1 in 20 girls considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, it seems that that may be reflective of current educational and parenting practices.  What sort of shifts in practice are needed to help close the divide?

Read the full study here.

Learn more from the OECD here.

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