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Gender Disparity in Students’ Choices of Information Technology Majors

Zhang Yu (), Gros Tristen () and Mao En ()
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Zhang Yu: Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Mao En: Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

Business Systems Research, 2021, vol. 12, issue 1, 80-95

Abstract: Background: The gender disparity in the Information Technology (IT) field has persisted over the years. In 2018, only 27.2% of IT workers were women. Once hired, women face more challenges, and they are leaving the field twice as fast as men are. The misconception that women are weak in tech is one of the root causes of gender disparity issues in IT.

Keywords: information technology; computer information systems; gender disparity; information technology education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 I24 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.2478/bsrj-2021-0006

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