Sex Roles (2008) 58:590–591 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9328-8 BOOK REVIEW Understanding the Gender Gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields: Empirical Approaches to a Puzzling Phenomenon Why Aren’t More Women in Science? Top Researchers Debate the Evidence. Edited by Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams Washington, DC, American Psychological Association, 2007. 254 pp. $59.95, ISBN: 1-59147-485-X Michael Johns Published online: 19 January 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 In early 2005 the National Bureau of Economics Research The editors, Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams, held a 2-day conference to consider how to increase the have compiled essays from 15 prominent scholars whose participation of women and minorities in mathematics and research pertains to sex and gender differences in the ability engineering fields. While delivering remarks on this issue, domains seen as relevant to STEM. Those familiar with then Harvard President Larry Summers suggested that in theory and research related to this topic will recognize addition to social and institutional factors serious consider- many of the contributing authors and recognize that they ation should be given to the idea that women are underrep- are well-suited to the task assigned them—applying resented in science, technology, engineering and
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