Why are there fewer women in STEM? The role of teacher favouritism and gender peer effects (2018)

Abstract:
This research aims to examine how teacher gender favouritism and gender peer effects influence the gender gaps in academic achievements and the university field of study. This research is significant as these two factors affect the environment at school and influence the extend of the gender gaps. The expected outcomes are that though the appropriate teacher training and social interactions the occupation differences in STEM and income inequalities can be reduced.
Grant type:
UQ Early Career Researcher
Researchers:
Funded by:
University of Queensland