Café Scientifique

In this video Dr Patrick Nolen, from our Department of Economics, discusses how men and women react differently to risk. There are also differences regarding competition: women shy away from it while men embrace it. Shying away from competition is correlated with gender differences on test scores in mathematics. To tackle these gender differences in risk and competition, policy makers have started to push for more single-sex education, though there is little evidence suggesting that single-sex education has the desired effect.

To find out more about studying economics at Essex go to: essex.ac.uk/economics/

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Café Scientifique

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Café Scientifique is a national movement encouraging informal and accessible debate about important scientific issues. Members of the University of Essex’s Faculty of Science and Engineering will discuss subjects ranging from children’s fitness to machines


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Café Scientifique is a national movement encouraging informal and accessible debate about important scientific issues. Members of the University of Essex’s Faculty of Science and Engineering will discuss subjects ranging from children’s fitness to machines reading human minds at the informal sessions, taking place at the Minories Café.

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