21 March 2023

Addressing male under-education without undermining female success

In terms of schooling, major upheavals have occurred in Quebec over the past few decades. There has been a huge catch-up of women in university attainment, particularly in certain disciplines such as education, health, and social and life sciences, but much less in STEM. Is this a problem? Not really. The problem is with the men.

In La sous-scolarisation des hommes et le choix de profession des femmes, published by the Presses de l'Université de Montréal, the authors debunk several myths and take a critical, reflexive and well-documented look at initiatives aimed at influencing women's career choices and instead shine a spotlight on the economic and social issues surrounding the lack of gender diversity in key sectors of the economy.