Reducing the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education areas could help reduce skills gap, increase employment and productivity of women and reduce occupational segregation. Ultimately this would foster economic growth via both higher productivity and increased labour market activity.
These are outcomes of EIGE's new Study on Economic Benefits of Gender Equality. Find out more about the study here - http://europa.eu/!Vc93xb - and follow more Twitter updates under #EIGEeconomicBenefits.
On 8th of March, at the European Parliament's Seminar for Journalists, EIGE's Senior Researcher, Jolanta Reingarde, had a presentation on 'Women in STEM'.
The programme of the event and the presentation (pdf) are enclosed and available for download (RESOURCES tab).