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18:30 - 19:30 20 October 2016

Are gender differences in study and job participation a national problem?


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

There are considerable gender differences in subject choices in education and in choices of occupation e.g. fewer women in STEM fields. These differences can be the subject of some controversy.

Politicians and social commentators often argue that something needs to be done about the gender imbalance in study and work, but often without giving any clear arguments for why this would be necessary. It is almost as if they do not need to explain because everybody knows. However a properly informed discussion about this agenda is overdue.

In this talk Dr Gijsbert Stoet, leading expert in gender and education, will review various arguments behind the agenda to change the gender balance in subject choice and at work.


John Barry