The Minister of Universities, Joan Subirats, has decided to work together with the Autonomous Communities and the Conference of the Directors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) to encourage “encouragement” in the degrees, when they want to reduce the “presence of men or women”. the gender gap that occurs in some careers. In terms of health, this will affect the career of nursing, which has 82 percent of women, and many studies of Health and Medicine, which are in the majority 70 percent.
On the other hand, STEM careers with more men in mathematics, technology and engineering will also see a reduction in their prices, in this case, as women who attract a smaller presence. In the Computer Science course, people occupy 86 percent of the places, 74 percent in Engineering or 64 percent in Mathematics.
These reductions are intended to “reduce the price of enrollment” for the minority sex at the level, “both men and women”, to “generate an incentive of an economic nature and for the salary to grow”: “ideally, it would be. by at least 60 and 40 percent” Subirats is designated.
During the presentation of the study ‘Gender segregation in the study of the university’ in the Headquarters of the Ministry of Subirats, he encouraged this to “be done” with the autonomous communities and with the CRUE, since the control of the levels is up to the autonomous administrations and incorporating them. incentives for subjects without computing in the “most difficult” academies.
“We must start to look for other mechanisms, but we cannot do that without the awareness of autonomous communities or university studies”, the minister highlighted for solutions to reduce the gender gap in university studies: “We must go down in writing degrees. when we want to refer to the presence of the male or female gender” .
The minister commented that he is looking at how to “move forward together” with the ministries of Equality, Education and Vocational Training, Science and Innovation, to reduce segregation in the education system. “This is not a question that concerns only the Ministry of Universities, but also Equality, Education and Science, with whom we have established collaboration and with whom we see how we can move forward together.”
In this sense, it has been advanced to create inter-ministerial working groups that can carry out this question in the coming year, with joint objectives and connecting projects that are already being carried out.
Imbalances in health care practices corroborated stereotypes
A qualitative study prepared by the Ministry of Universities, in which ten experts were interviewed, seeks to analyze the situation of segregation in university studies. They confirm that in this class the distribution of students is influenced by “social and psychosocial factors, which look at how the process of socialization and the cultural structure of identities in the first ages give roles according to gender”.
However, in the field of science in general, he stated that “there are many women”, but “judgment in engineering” happens. “There is a whole field where we used to give more attention to men than medicine, where there are now more women,” he said.
As for the reasons why this “equality” occurs in certain levels of the university, he explained that there are “very clear” stereotypes that should not be accepted, such as “knowledge is less profitable for women or that care is less profitable for men.” .
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