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Yellen says women face many obstacles in economics careers

Yellen says women face many obstacles in economics careers




Janet Yellen, เทคนิคการเล่นเกมยิงปลาออนไลน์ สำหรับผู้เล่นทุนน้อย the first woman to head
the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury Department, says women seeking to
pursue careers in economics face a number of obstacles from the way beginning
economics courses are taught to overly aggressive questioning questions in


“There is a cultural problem in the profession, and we need to change the culture,”
Yellen said on Monday (Mar 8). She was appearing at an event with Kristalena

Georgieva, only the second woman to head the International Monetary Fund.


The two, who spoke at the event recognising International Women's Day,
discussed the obstacles they both faced embarking on economics careers,
a profession where even today, women are in a distinct minority to men.


Yellen said studies have shown that the way economics is taught in introductory
courses is often a “turn off” for women because the beginning courses
do not focus enough on how economics can improve people's lives.


“The pipeline issue really starts early,” Yellen said. “There are a lot of people
who are thinking about how can we reach economics in such a way that it shows
women that it is a great way to improve human welfare.”


She said women pursuing degrees in economics often face more hostile
questioning in college seminar classes from the men in the class, adding to
the hurdles women have to face in pursuing advanced degrees.

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