Why Europe's girls aren't studying STEM


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Microsoft Corporation


This report notes that across 35 European countries, fewer than one in five computer science graduates are women. Interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects drops off far too early. This is a major issue for both the current and future jobs market: Europe could face a shortage of up to 900,000 skilled information and communications technology (ICT) workers by 2020 according to the European Commission. This report argues that assisting more young women to take up STEM subjects and careers will help close this widening skills gap and ensure students are set up...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Career development; Participation; Culture and society; Equity; Workforce development

Keywords: Career choice; Decision making; Perception

Geographic subjects: Europe; Belgium; Czech Republic; Finland; France; Germany; Great Britain; Italy; Ireland; Netherlands; Poland; Russia; Slovakia

Published: [Place of publication not identified]: Microsoft Philanthropies, 2017

Physical description: 18 p.

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Also called: Why Europe's girls aren't studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics

On cover: Region-wide research of 11,500 women reveals how we can get more young women into science, technology, engineering and math
More information about this research may be found at: https://news.microsoft.com/europe/features/dont-european-girls-like-science-technology/

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 128.230

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