Major Matters: Exploration of the Gender Wage Gap among STEM Graduates

@inproceedings{Lim2016MajorME,
  title={Major Matters: Exploration of the Gender Wage Gap among STEM Graduates},
  author={Kyung-Min Lim},
  year={2016}
}
The gender pay gap has been a persistent issue in American workplaces, and the STEM fields have been no exception (Carnevale, Smith & Melton, 2011). For example, in the Silicon Valley, the heart of high-tech industries, the median salary of workers with a bachelor’s degree was approximately $90,000 for men and $56,000 for women (Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, 2015). Such observations are likely to discourage many young women from pursuing careers in STEM.The majority of STEM… CONTINUE READING

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