WASHINGTON - Women are being filtered out of high-level science, math and engineering jobs in the United States, and there is no good reason for it, according to a National Academies report released on Monday.
A committee of experts looked at all the possible excuses ? biological differences in ability, hormonal influences, childrearing demands, and even differences in ambition ? and found no good explanation for why women are being locked out.
It is not a lack of talent but an unintended bias ... that is locking women out.
In fact, female performance in high school mathematics now matches that of males. If biology were the basis of that, we've seen some major evolution in the past decades.
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