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The gender-based distribution of occupations is largely the product of segregation in the educational system. Women account for 60% of graduates from tertiary and university programs, but they represent only 30% of STEM graduates, which reveals their low propensity to choose careers corresponding to high-productivity and, consequently, better-paid sectors. Additionally, there are relevant gender gaps benefiting men in both access to and use of ICT technologies like the Internet and mobile telephones. Women thus find themselves behind in terms of both cognitive digital skills for using technology and employment in technology sectors, putting them at risk of exclusion from the potential benefits of technology innovations. How can we move forward on this agenda? Use our GDLab investigations search tool to learn more.

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