The Gap Between Women And Men On A Socioeconomic Level Are Not Equal

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The Gender Gap in STEM Women and men on a socioeconomic level are not equal. In this day and age in America many are unhappy that this is true, but it is a widely accepted fact. Though we are all entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, some have an obvious advantage especially when it comes to gender. The gender gap in the work place of fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is particularly horrendous, but can we fix this problem in the future? According to the U.S. Department of Commerce in STEM related jobs men outnumber women 76% to 24%. Take that versus all non-STEM fields where men only outnumber women by a small margin, 52% and 48% respectively (Women in STEM). By these sheer numbers alone we can see there is a larger gender gap in STEM related fields than in any other professions. This study also details that most of the women in STEM are involved in the natural sciences. This means that there is a severe lack of women in the computer sciences and math, making up just under a quarter of all women in STEM jobs together. One of the main reasons there is a lack of women in STEM fields is the fact that they are leaving their jobs voluntarily at a staggering rate. A study by the Center for Talent Innovation found that 80% of women in the U.S. STEM jobs say they love their jobs, but 27% of those same women said that they feel stalled and are going nowhere professionally. Because of their inability to see a bright…

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