Polish national report

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Outline of research activities – Poland Maciej Piotrowski Barcelona, 25-26 January 2007
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Situation in Poland A significant underrepresentation of girls undertaking math oriented degree programs (e.g. IT, engineering) can be observed. As a result women tend to choose lower-paid, volatile jobs with a higher risk of being fired (among some popular sectors for women are: medicine, finance, insurance, health, social services, light manufacturing).
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Results in mathematics The literature analysis conducted in the preceding phase of the PREMA project, shows that the achievements of girls in mathematics certainly is not a key reason for such an underrepresentation in Poland, since the external examinations at primary and secondary school level as well as the PISA report indicate insignificant differences between scores in mathematics achieved by boys and girls. Today, women in Poland are generally better educated than men. More young women complete secondary schools and pass final examinations, and more women enter and complete universities.
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Situation in Poland The key objective for research activities was to analyse the reasons, why girls (even high attaining in mathematics at high school level) do not choose math oriented studies, and career paths. The literature analysis indicated, the historical and socio-cultural factors are the most influencing in Poland. Therefore research activities based on face-to-face interviews were aimed at deepening understanding on these factors that require attention in order to reduce the gender differences: Confirmation of conclusions drawn in the national report on
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