Economic benefits of gender equality in the EU: How gender equality in STEM education leads to economic growth

Economic benefits of gender equality in the EU: How gender equality in STEM education leads to economic growth

Getting more women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education will have a positive impact on economic growth in the European Union. However, despite good employment opportunities and highly productive jobs in this area, there is currently a low proportion of women studying and graduating in STEM subjects.

A study from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on the ‘economic benefits of gender equality’ puts forth robust new evidence showing the positive impacts of reducing gender inequalities in education in developed countries.

Further information

Economic Benefits of Gender Equality: interactive platform presenting the results

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