How the Economy Influences Women to Look into STEM Jobs

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“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to,” President Barack Obama stated about women in STEM fields.

We agree with President Obama that women should be more exposed to STEM. And this July, new research proves the female population in STEM is currently growing.

And why is that? Because of the economy. The recession has had the greatest influence on women looking into STEM majors in college and career paths down the line.

Erica Blom, Brian C. Cadena, and Benjamin J. Keys released a new study last month in an essay called “Investments over the Business Cycle: Insights from College…

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