A study conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) shows that women in STEM fields are increasingly being put off pursuing their careers due to the fear of being ostracized.
The study, which is titled “Women in STEM: How much do we want to be there?” was released this week and examines the issue of whether or not women are willing to put in the work to achieve what they believe is their true potential.
“We can say that in the current climate, the fear that one might be ‘out of a job’ for any reason, or that one is ‘going to get fired,’ is a powerful motivating factor,” the study states.
“If this fear is not shared, women will be put off from pursuing careers in STEM.
These factors may contribute to the gender wage gap.”
The ILO’s study notes that the gender gap in STEM careers is widening, with women in every major field except engineering earning more than men in STEM-related fields.
The gender gap is especially significant in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, where women make up around 57 percent of STEM professionals.
In 2015, according to the ILO, the gender pay gap for women in those fields was 17.8 percent, and the gap was even higher for those in science and technology, at 24.4 percent.
The issue of how to deal with the gender-based discrimination faced by women in a workplace has been a point of discussion for decades.
The question of whether to pay women equal pay for equal work has been debated in the workplace for decades and is one of the most frequently raised issues in the political arena.
The International Labor Organization (ilo) study states that in 2016, the US saw an increase in the number of women working in STEM in occupations including: software development, computer programming, graphics, data analysis, web design, and web and mobile marketing.
The report notes that women who are not in these occupations are disproportionately women of color, who are often the most marginalized among the workforce in STEM, making up 13.5 percent of all women in such occupations.
The ILo also notes that in 2015, women represented 17 percent of the workforce but were only 7 percent of computer programmers and 7 percent in graphics and graphic design.
Women represented a majority of computer programming in the United States in 2016.
“The economic and social impacts of the wage gap persist, and it is the most important challenge facing women in this sector today,” said Dr. Amy Kocher, the executive director of the ILo’s Women and Information Technology Program.
“As more women join STEM, the issue becomes a question of equal pay.
If women are not compensated for their contributions, the pay gap will continue to widen.”
The report also notes the issue that women are still paid less than men for the same work, even when men do the same job.
“In the U.S., women are paid on average 30 percent less than their male counterparts for comparable jobs,” the report states.
The number of U.K. women in senior leadership positions has also decreased in recent years, according the ILLO report.
The authors also found that in 2019, there were 5,000 fewer women in top management positions in the U, compared to 20,000 men.
However, the number in top leadership positions rose by 2,000 to 26,000 women in 2020, while the number remained at 22,000 in 2021.