UNESCO fact sheet on women in science

Women and men tend to take different career paths and the research field is no exception. Overall, women account for a minority of the world's researchers. Despite the growing demand for cross-nationally comparable statistics on women in science, national data and their use in policymaking often remain limited. This document presents and regional profiles pinpointing where women thrive in this sector and where they are under-represented.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Education; Training; Information and communications technology (ICT); Science and technology for development

Resource type: Briefs

Resource year: 2012

Publishing entities: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)