Gender Gap in the STEM Fields and Proposed Intervention Programmes

Authors/editor(s): PhD Nermin Đapo, Faculty of Philosophy - Department of Psychology; MSc. Ivona Čelebičić, proMENTE social research; Lamija Spahić, MA, proMENTE social research; Rachel Binder-Hathaway, M.P.A., B.A., B.S., Behavioral Science Specialist, UN Women - STEM & Inclusive Economic Growth Specialist, UNDP HQ

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, as in many other countries, women tend to be underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields, exluding them from fast growing, profitable careers. Theories say that the choices girls and boys make about their future education and careers are shaped early on by social norms and the feeling of belonging and self efficacy. This report showcases the findings of a research on attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of primary and secondary school students, university students and teachers towards STEM. It provides insight into young men and women's preferences and choices in terms of education and careers, and based on those, it proposes interventions to nudge girls into STEM.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Subject area(s): Schooling; Training; Universal primary education; Gender data gaps; Gender discrimination; Information and communications technology (ICT); Science and technology for development; Leadership and political participation

Resource type: Data/statistics; Research papers; Brochures; Issue papers

UN Women office involved in publication: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: iv + 157

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)