Men, women and STEM: Why the differences and what should be done?

  title={Men, women and STEM: Why the differences and what should be done?},
  author={Steve Stewart-Williams and Lewis G. Halsey},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={3 - 39}
It is a well-known and widely lamented fact that men outnumber women in a number of fields in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). The most commonly discussed explanations for the gender gaps are discrimination and socialization, and the most common policy prescriptions target those ostensible causes. However, a great deal of evidence in the behavioural sciences suggests that discrimination and socialization are only part of the story. The purpose of this paper is to highlight… 

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