Episode 29

The Minority Trap -- with Xiaoyue Shan


September 28th, 2022

24 mins 37 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

In this episode, Xiaoyue Shan discusses her research on the ways in which minority status causes women to leave male-dominated fields. She tells us about a field experiment as part of which she examined how gender impacted dropout rates in an introductory economics course, and how she found that female students with higher math achievement and academic potential were nonetheless more likely than male students to drop out of the course.

Working Paper:
« The Minority Trap: Minority Status Drives Women Out of Male-Dominated Fields »

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