Title

Gender Inequality in Employment

Location

Room A151

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 11:45 AM

Abstract

Our goal is to evaluate the problem of gender inequality in the workplace in a new way by focusing on individual interest in liberal arts vs. STEM fields. It is commonly known that STEM is a male-dominated field, but why? STEM jobs often offer much higher starting salaries than other jobs, especially those in liberal arts. This creates an immediate imbalance in pay. Why are men so much more prevalent in STEM? Because the divide between men and women in STEM is so wide, luck cannot be the only factor. Important factors to consider include math and reading test scores, college majors, and career fields, and how these vary between men and women. It is possible that the gap in gender balance in STEM is entrenched so deeply in the workplace is because of the education system. In this project, we will investigate this problem, looking at how the choice between STEM and liberal arts relates to gender.

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Apr 11th, 11:15 AM Apr 11th, 11:45 AM

Gender Inequality in Employment

Room A151

Our goal is to evaluate the problem of gender inequality in the workplace in a new way by focusing on individual interest in liberal arts vs. STEM fields. It is commonly known that STEM is a male-dominated field, but why? STEM jobs often offer much higher starting salaries than other jobs, especially those in liberal arts. This creates an immediate imbalance in pay. Why are men so much more prevalent in STEM? Because the divide between men and women in STEM is so wide, luck cannot be the only factor. Important factors to consider include math and reading test scores, college majors, and career fields, and how these vary between men and women. It is possible that the gap in gender balance in STEM is entrenched so deeply in the workplace is because of the education system. In this project, we will investigate this problem, looking at how the choice between STEM and liberal arts relates to gender.