The Gender Gap in Science and Technology, in Numbers

The Gender Gap in Science and Technology, in Numbers

Source / author: 
World Economic Forum
Country: 
International
Publication date: 
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Publication type: 
Reports and studies

Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report. A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage as the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace. Strenuous efforts need to be made to address the gender gap at all levels of academia and the workplace, UNESCO warns. Women remain a significant minority in the scientific fields driving the digital revolution, amid a general skills shortage that’s holding back progress.

 

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