Gender Disparities in STEM Education and Careers

This project utilizes multiple large-scale, nationally representative, and longitudinal databases to examine gendered differences in the changing landscape of U.S. postsecondary education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM), with a particular focus on those fields with the strongest patterns of sex segregation.

Project Publications

Nix, S., Perez-Felkner, L., & Thomas, K. (2015). Perceived mathematical ability under challenge: A longitudinal perspective on sex segregation among STEM degree fields. Frontiers in Psychology, 6.

See Appendix Supplement and related press.

Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Achievement differences and gender. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of science education (pp. 9-10). The Netherlands: Springer.

Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Attitude differences and gender. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of science education (pp. 93-94): The Netherlands: Springer.

Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S.-K., & Schneider, B. L. (2014). What happens to high-achieving females after high school? Gender and persistence on the postsecondary STEM pipeline. In I. Schoon & J. S. Eccles (Eds.), Gender differences in aspirations and attainment: A life course perspective (pp. 285-320). Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Perez-Felkner, L., McDonald, S.-K., Schneider, B., & Grogan, E. (2012). Female and male adolescents’ subjective orientations to mathematics and their influence on postsecondary majors. Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1658–1673.

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