The PEW research Center has released an important study on discrimination in STEM occupations. Study authors describe survey data showing that women in STEM fields reported feeling discriminated against due to their gender more so than women in non-STEM careers. Black employees in STEM fields were even more likely to agree that they had faced discrimination at work due to their race (over sixty percent). And about a quarter of men and a third of women surveyed in STEM fields indicated that sexual harassment was a problem at their place of employment.
The Center for Research on Gender in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) fosters social scientific research on gender disparities in STEMM fields. Sex segregation in fields of study and careers, and underrepresentation of women in STEMM fields specifically, motivates the work of CRG-STEMM affiliates.
We take into account the ways in which men's and women's professional opportunities are shaped by race, ethnicity, nationality and sexual identity as well as gender. We study these processes within specific professions, including academic science, medicine, and STEMM industries.
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