Why are there so few women in science and engineering

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Unformatted text preview: 1. Why are there so few women in science and engineering? • Percent of women with degrees in field o Graduation rates o Professional programs o Median age to have children o Occupation of women with college degrees • Labor market o Employment rates o Gender wage gap Job segregation • Supply side o Human Capital Women planning to raise a family are less likely to invest in their education Some women end up with lower wages because of choices they make about how much to invest in their education This trend has been decreasing since the 60s because attitudes toward career and family have been changing o Gendered Aspirations Women have a nurturing instinct Women are drawn to certain “female” careers Ex: teachers, nurses, librarians This trend is reflected in their choice of studies as well This trend has also been decreasing since the 60s because women are more likely to...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ALS 402 taught by Professor Weston,l.a./durand, during the Summer '97 term at Cornell.

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