Northwestern/Duke STEM study shows women match men in Ph.D. resolve

The “leaky pipeline” often blamed for a lack of women in science and technology may be less leaky than previously believed.

A new study on students who pursue degrees in STEM areas shows equal percentages of female and male undergraduates now go on to pursue a Ph.D. Far more men than women went on to pursue doctoral degrees in science, technology, math and engineering until the 1990s when women closed the gap, said David I. Miller, an advanced doctoral student in psychology at Northwestern University.

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