Why are there still few women in STEM professions? New episode of the ECONtribute Wirtschaftspodcast


Why is the gender gap in mathematical and technical professions still so large today? What does school performance have to do with it? And how can the gap finally be closed?

Fani Lauermann, Professor of Empirical Educational Research and Educational Psychology at ECONtribute at the University of Bonn, conducts research into young people’s educational and career decisions. We talk about why the proportion of women in STEM professions has only grown slowly in recent decades, whether genetic factors play a role in this and why Germany in particular performs poorly in a country comparison.

This episode is about maths, girls and motivation.

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