Women in STEM
The acronym STEM is used to refer to the collective fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM skills and qualifications are increasingly seen as vital to the ongoing growth, productivity and efficiency of economies around the world and a crucial component of innovation, adaptability and preparation for industries of the future. Yet, women are underrepresented in STEM-related education and training and occupations. Our VOCEDplus database contains a range of recent research on women in STEM and the Pod Network has a podlet on STEM skills.
Recent research includes:
- Gender disparities in academic performance and motivation in STEM subjects in Japan
- National education systems and gender gaps in STEM occupational expectations
- Why is the pipeline leaking?: experiences of young women in STEM vocational education and training and their adjustment strategies
- Women in STEM in Australia: what is the current state of play, what are the key issues and why does it matter?