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… Why are there are so few women in higher paying STEM jobs?

New research suggests that the gender gap in so-called STEM careers — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — may be more due to nurture than to nature.

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal “Science of Learning” found that the brains of young boys and girls react the same to mathematics problems, and yet women make up 26% of people in computer and mathematical occupations, 21% of computer programmers and 16% of those in architecture and engineering, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.