Gender Inequality

Children's books are having a worrying effect on gender equality in science

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) student works on a computer in a library at Management Development Institute (MDI) in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi May 2, 2012. Fiscal constraints have increased the Indian government's reliance on private education institutes leading to a proliferation of private colleges like MDI. The number of management institutes has more than trebled to around 4000 in the last five years, of which at least two-thirds are estimated to be private colleges.    Picture taken May 2, 2012.       REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 18 OF 22 FOR PACKAGE  'INDIA'S PRICE TAG'SEARCH 'GURGAON' FOR ALL IMAGES - RTR357Q5

Bias from books. Image: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dr Susan Wilbraham
Senior Lecturer, Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
Elizabeth Caldwell
Academic Skills Tutor, University of Huddersfield
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