Gender Gap in STEM Fields Could be due to Girls’ Reading Skills, not Math Ability

In the article, 'Gender gap in STEM fields could be due to girls’ reading skills, not math ability', the author, Stephanie De Marco, states that it is not that girls are poor in their math skills, it is because they are more inclined towards reading and this is why there are fewer girls in the STEM field careers. This became apparent from a study conducted by Thomas Breda and Clotilde Napp using data from the PISA study. The study went on to show further that the resulting gender gap in the STEM field was big, and it was not that girls are not good at math but that they are better at skills more profound for other fields than STEM.

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