« Miss France, a maths ambassador for girls? » a new article of CEE-M member published by The Conversation

18 December 2023

Could a Miss France studying mathematics be a role model for young girls and encourage them to invest in a field of study that they are currently abandoning en masse?

It would be tempting to put forward this hypothesis, given that role models can inspire vocations and that meetings between professionals and schoolgirls can remove the obstacles to certain educational choices. But we need to take account of a phenomenon that is well known in behavioural economics, the “dilution effect”.

Article co-authored by Angela Sutan (Burgundy School of Business) Noémie Bobin (PhD student at CEE-M) and Sylvain Max (Burgundy School of Business), and published in The Conversation.

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