Mother's generate gender differences in field of study choices

Published on 7 August 2019 at 18:22

Mothers - not fathers - seem to socialize their children into gender-specific fields of study.

The findings of our research shows that mothers who are employed in a feminine occupation influence their sons and daughters to enroll in more gender-stereotypical fields of study. Whereas previous studies have mainly focussed on fathers, mothers might play a crucial role in reducing gender differences in fields of study. The complete study can be found here.

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