Much has been made of the achievement gap between men and women in science and math, but new research suggests that the genders are edging closer together.
According to a new report by the National Research Council, women who hold PhDs in science and math are now as likely as their male counterparts to end up with tenure-track jobs. And new research from the University of Wisconsin indicates that school-age girls and boys are now achieving nearly equivalent test scores in science and math. Women still form a relatively small percentage of applicant pools for jobs in science and math, however, which suggests that disparities are the result of cultural–not biological–factors.
Tenure-Track Jobs in Science and Math Are Open to Women, if They Want Them [Chronicle of Higher Ed]
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