A paper on the subject published a couple of weeks ago in the academic journal Psychological Science generate a lot of steam thanks to some of its surprising conclusions.1 The paper is behind a paywall. The paper’s main finding is that, contrary to all expectations, there is an inverse relation between gender equality and the number of women that graduate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Science (STEM). That is, higher gender-equality is correlated to lower female graduation rates in STEM. And vice-versa. How can this be?
In this post, I will explore the issue in more detail. First, I take a quick glance at the data used by the researchers. I then explore some of the nuances of the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI) used to measure gender equality. I conclude with some possible
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|1.||⇧||The paper is behind a paywall.|