The Glass Ceiling’s Math Problem
Women are 37 percent less likely than men to earn science-related bachelor’s degrees, and they hold only a quarter of the jobs in the field. In a new paper titled “Sex and Science,” economists Scott Carrell, Marianne Page and James West offer one non-Larry Summersesque explanation: Some women lag in science not because they’re women — but because their professors aren’t.
A review of the paper appears in the Washington Post:
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