Okay, I have been always advocating the importane of nurture in the observed differences between men and women.
The following, which is a descriptive research not going into underlying causes, would certainly delight the mars-venus proponents… (they ARE different!)
But at the same time there is this, which highlight the role of nurturance –
It is not unknown to us as to how certain professions are considered more suited to specific genders. Arts and Biology (if it must be Science) for girls!! Many of us would be well acquainted with this line of thought. It is an interesting finding in the research as to how making maths and science compulsory till higher levels of education increases the proportion of girls in Computer Science. Probably it gives them enough time to see for themselves, whether or not they need to ocnfirm to the “subject stereotypes”, if I may call it so.