Boys and girls have an equal aptitude for math - so why are there are so few women in higher paying STEM jobs?

November 20, 2019

New research suggests that the gender gap in so-called STEM careers -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- may be more due to nurture than to nature. A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science of Learning found that the brains of young boys and girls react the same to mathematics problems, and yet women make up 26% of people in computer and mathematical occupations, 21% of computer programmers and 16% of those in architecture and engineering, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.