Why the most gender-equal countries have fewer women in STEM fields

In the U.S., just 18 percent of American computer-science college degrees go to women. Meanwhile in Algeria, where discrimination against women is common, 41 percent of college graduates in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are female. A new paper published in Psychological Science by researchers at Leeds Beckett University in the U.K. and at the University of Missouri explains why.