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Immigrants in STEM Careers: An Analysis by Sex

Immigrants in STEM Careers: An Analysis by Sex

Occupations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have become increasingly important in today’s knowledge-based economy, with 5.6 million workers collectively earning $386 billion in 2012. This fact sheet contributes to the ongoing discussion of foreign-born participation in 42 STEM occupations* by exploring the influence of gender on STEM careers in a national sample.

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