Mathematics publications and authors’ gender: Learning from the Gender Gap in Science project
Helena Mihaljević and Lucía Santamaría have published the article “Mathematics publications and authors’ gender: Learning from the Gender Gap in Science project” in Eur. Math. Soc. Mag. 123 (2022), pp. 34–38.
Abstract from the report
The number of women pursuing higher education in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is steadily growing, yet their presence progressively decreases when it comes to high-level academic positions. The COVID-19 crisis has aggravated preexisting gender inequalities so that, according to the most recent Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum, “another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity” . The pandemic has hit female academics in STEM particularly hard along multiple dimensions, such as productivity, boundary setting and control, as well as the ability to engage in collaborations and network building . In order to fully understand the gender gap in academia and its development, for instance to assess and counteract the effects of crises such as pandemics, fine-grained data are needed, but these are unfortunately not generally collected and analyzed in a consistent manner.
Download the full article here: Eur. Math. Soc. Mag. 123 (2022), pp. 34–38 (Open Access)