Why So Few Women? Explaining Gendered Occupational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields

Why So Few Women? Explaining Gendered Occupational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering... Sex Roles (2009) 60:751–753 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9548-6 BOOK REVIEW Why So Few Women? Explaining Gendered Occupational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Gender and Occupational Outcomes: Longitudinal Assessments of Individual, Social, and Cultural Influences. Edited by Helen M.G. Watt and Jacquelynne S. Eccles. Washington D.C., American Psychological Association, 384 pp. $69.95 (hard cover). ISBN 13: 978-1-4338-0310-9 Jill M. Bystydzienski Published online: 15 October 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Despite several decades of research, legislation, and inter- promises “to highlight distinctive contextual features that ventions focused on gender equality in science, technology, relate to culturally specific patterns and suggest circumstances engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields (Clewell 2002), that may be the most conducive to promoting and supporting men still significantly outnumber women in STEM careers women’s development in STEM careers” (p. 7). in most countries and cultures of the world. In the United The book consists of four parts. The first focuses on the States, Canada, Australia, most of the European Union, Japan, role of mathematics as a critical filter that determines countries of Africa and Latin America, few women continue women’s access to high-status careers in science and to enter occupations in these fields and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Why So Few Women? Explaining Gendered Occupational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-008-9548-6
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Sex Roles (2009) 60:751–753 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9548-6 BOOK REVIEW Why So Few Women? Explaining Gendered Occupational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Gender and Occupational Outcomes: Longitudinal Assessments of Individual, Social, and Cultural Influences. Edited by Helen M.G. Watt and Jacquelynne S. Eccles. Washington D.C., American Psychological Association, 384 pp. $69.95 (hard cover). ISBN 13: 978-1-4338-0310-9 Jill M. Bystydzienski Published online: 15 October 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Despite several decades of research, legislation, and inter- promises “to highlight distinctive contextual features that ventions focused on gender equality in science, technology, relate to culturally specific patterns and suggest circumstances engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields (Clewell 2002), that may be the most conducive to promoting and supporting men still significantly outnumber women in STEM careers women’s development in STEM careers” (p. 7). in most countries and cultures of the world. In the United The book consists of four parts. The first focuses on the States, Canada, Australia, most of the European Union, Japan, role of mathematics as a critical filter that determines countries of Africa and Latin America, few women continue women’s access to high-status careers in science and to enter occupations in these fields and

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 15, 2008

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