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Why Are There So Few Women In Mathematics?

By Kevin Baldeosingh writing for Fee Stories

In a free society do Men and Women naturally choose different fields?

Despite the push to get more women in maths, Kevin Baldeosingh examines why there are still so many few girls in the field.

A 2014 US study that tracked a top 1 percent cohort of mathematically gifted 13-year-old boys and girls to adulthood found:

Men were more likely than women to be chief executives and to be employed in information technology and STEM positions, whereas women were more likely to be found in general business, elementary and secondary education, and health care (below the doctoral level), and were also more likely to be homemakers. Yet in some demanding fields—finance, medicine, and law—men and women were represented to about the same degree.

Read the full article at Fee Stories