You’ve heard of the glass ceiling, and if you read this piece, you’ll find out about the glass wall that sometimes stops even lateral moves — for women.
Stories are important, but research is the path to knowledge. Sometimes we can actually watch a story get dressed up as research. I recently uncovered an example while trying to find the facts behind a claim about self-confidence differences between men and women.
A careful laboratory study simulates a hiring process and shows that jobs requiring math skills are harder for women to get — even when they actually are more talented!
Math skills, the ability to mentally manipulate objects, and self-esteem. Where are men better than women, or women better than men? Where are they the same?
The Research Council of Norway has issued an inspiring new policy to improve gender balance in research institutions and to raise the quality of research by expanding research questions to better cover matters related to sex and gender.