News tagged with gender gaps

The global gender gap persists, says report

On March 9, the United Nations will convene to evaluate the global community's progress on gender equality in the 20 years since 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The ...

Mar 09, 2015
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Think again about gender gap in science

Scholars from diverse fields have long proposed that interlocking factors such as cognitive abilities, discrimination and interests may cause more women than men to leave the science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

Feb 17, 2015
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Men's 'overwork' widens gender gap in wages

(Phys.org) —By now, social scientists once predicted, the gender gap in wages should have been as thin as a Roosevelt dime. More and more highly educated women were entering and staying in the workforce – many in lucrative ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Women worldwide know less about politics than men

Women living in the world's most advanced democracies and under the most progressive gender equality regimes still know less about politics than men. Indeed, an unmistakable gender gap in political knowledge seems to be a ...

Jul 02, 2013
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