Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/220012
Authors: 
Drescher, Katharina
Häckl, Simone
Schmieder, Julia
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Weekly Report [ISSN:] 2568-7697 [Volume:] 10 [Year:] 2020 [Issue:] 13 [Pages:] 194-201
Abstract: 
Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM occupations (science, technology, engineering, and math). Based on a survey among secondary school students in Vienna, we show, for instance, that girls' career aspirations, interests, and self-assessed skills in STEM fields are related to gender stereo- types. Parents also play a crucial role in this context. Further results indicate that a half-day career guidance workshop, which confronts students with role models, can change gender-biased attitudes towards technology. This demonstrates that short, inexpensive interventions can be an effective way of fostering girls' interest in STEM.
Subjects: 
STEM
gender stereotypes
role models
JEL: 
I24
J16
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Document Type: 
Article

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