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NEW YORK May 24, 2012 The United States
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– More job opportunities
– Better remuneration
– Better growth prospects
– Long-term stability in their careers
According to data analyzed by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, men and women enjoy a 50 percent STEM premium compared to the hourly wages of those working in non-STEM areas. Women suffer from a 21 percent wage gap in non-STEM jobs. This gap falls to 14 percent for women who have completed STEM programs, and the gap narrows drastically for women who have majored in computers, mathematics, or engineering.
Focusing on college education and offering STEM scholarships to college students will not suffice. Those who obtain STEM degrees typically start to show interest in science by age 11. This means that interest in science and mathematics must be nurtured and encouraged during childhood.