Girls vs boys: what they study and why

girls and boys

There are more females than males on Australian university campus and have been for some time. I wrote about this phenomenon in a previous post on which campuses have the most lady and gentleman students.

Then I decided to look at it in more depth. It turns out that women gravitate towards certain fields like IT and engineering while women dominate courses like nursing, social work and teaching.

Why is it so? And what does this mean for the pay and conditions of the respective genders?

Well, i decided to find out. Then I wrote a newspaper article about it for The Age. You can find it here.

Have a read. It’s interesting.