Why Are Some STEM Fields More Gender Balanced Than Others?

  title={Why Are Some STEM Fields More Gender Balanced Than Others?},
  author={Sapna Cheryan and Sianna A. Ziegler and Amanda Kay Montoya and Lily Jiang},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
Women obtain more than half of U.S. undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, yet they earn less than 20% of computer science, engineering, and physics undergraduate degrees (National Science Foundation, 2014a). Gender differences in interest in computer science, engineering, and physics appear even before college. Why are women represented in some science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields more than others? We conduct a critical review of the most… 
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