A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?
Abstract: Description Mathematical and natural sciences have long and honorable traditions of participation by highly creative women contributors. However, the percentages of women scientists remain shockingly low and there is a significant gender gap at all levels between women and men. Barriers to achievement by women persist, especially in developing countries.The project consists of three tasks. Tasks 1 and 2 provide data on which to base conclusions, to direct actions to attract and retain women in science, and to develop and evaluate practical recommendations. Task 3 collects information on effective practices. More information is available (https://gender-gap-in-science.org/project/)
Investigators/ Researchers: Prof Merrilyn Goos; Dr Regina Kelly
Commencement Date: January 2017
End Date: January 2020