Based on their abilities, more girls could choose careers in science. But they don't, even though failing to do so means missing out on lucrative and prestigious careers with a high level of job security. So why do these talented girls still not go for those study programmes and what can we do about it?
Maaike van der Vleuten, PhD, started in October as a postdoctoral fellow at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University as part of the GENPARENT project. She obtained her PhD at the department of Sociology at Utrecht University and continued as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Radboud University at the department of Sociology. Both in which she was part of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology.