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?