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Parents and Peers: Gender Stereotypes in the Field of Study

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How Parents and Peers Keep Girls away from STEM Disciplines

A NEW STUDY OF THE LABORATORY FOR EFFECTIVE ANTI POVERTY POLICIES UNVEILS THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL STEREOTYPES AND PEER PRESSURE

Stereotypes held by parents and peers can influence boys and girls in what they decide to study, thus contributing to the underrepresentation of women among the graduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects, according to a study by Lucia Corno and Michela Carlana, two scholars affiliated to Bocconi’s Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP)

Michela CarlanaLucia Corno. “Parents and Peers: Gender Stereotypes in the Field of Study.” Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3960154.

Knowledge Bocconi - How Parents and Peers Keep Girls away from STEM Disciplines - News (unibocconi.eu)