Women outnumber men in a raft of science courses — but when they start their careers, they find many insurmountable barriers. W hy are so few women publishing scientific papers? It is a question that has been posed by New Scientist magazine , as it reports that in medicine, female authorship of scientific papers has started to go backwards. Since , the proportion of women as lead authors has gone down.
Why aren’t there more women in science? The industry structure is sexist
Lady Science: Anthology of essays about women in science.
UIS data also show the extent to which these women work in the public, private or academic sectors, as well as their fields of research. But to truly reduce the gender gap, we must go beyond the hard numbers and identify the qualitative factors that deter women from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM. Numerous studies have found that women in STEM fields publish less, are paid less for their research and do not progress as far as men in their careers. However, there is very little data at the international or even country level showing the extent of these disparities. Through SAGA, the UIS has been working with partners in countries and regional organizations, to develop a toolkit that includes methodologies, indicators and frameworks to produce more precise data and make better use of existing information. For example, a survey has been developed that investigates the drivers and barriers to a career in science and engineering. By comparing responses for men and women, the results will show the extent to which family decisions, financial considerations, workplace cultures and discrimination can shape their respective careers in STEM fields.
Women are grossly underrepresented in scientific fields. Why is that? What can women contribute to science, and what can people do to help them? There are many reasons women might not choose a science-related career, but science needs them.
Women in Information Technology: The Secret Code In the past century, women have fought for such basics as the right to vote, own land, and establish credit. In recent decades, women have struggled for a seat at the tables of power and fame- from the tennis courts to corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress to the space shuttle. Today, the women's movement is in a new, complex phase. Women have slowly ascended to leadership roles in all sectors of the economy; however, each woman who.