Findings add to growing concerns about the wage gap between men and women – as well as a gap between Asians and whites.
Students from the Philippines, China and India consistently achieve better results at school than their Australian-born counterparts. This is due to a number of factors, including parents' values.
Researchers have found large achievement gaps in science in kindergarten. However, these can change significantly in subsequent years.
Memorising facts and completing drills is likely to improve your maths skills – just so long as you find a way to stay motivated.
When people are nudged into noticing their commonalities, instead of remaining focused on their differences, it leads to remarkable results.
Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.