Here you can find a selection of gender studies and reports regarding women in mathematics and science.
A Global Approach to the Gender Gap
November 12, 2020
‘A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?’ The final report of the project ‘Gender Gap in Science Book’ is available online here.
Case studies and analyses by Gendered Innovations
November 9, 2020
The term “gendered innovations” was coined by Londa Schiebinger. Here you can find interesting case studies and analyses in the field of innovation in science, health & medicine, engineering and environment.
Global Gender Gap Index by World Economic Forum
October 22, 2020
Through the Global Gender Index, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracks their progress over time.
Gender representation on journal editorial boards
August 18, 2016
Chad M. Topaz and Shilad Sen provide the first measure of gender distribution on editorial boards in the mathematical sciences, and offer insights and methods that suggest future studies.
Gender differences in mathematics publication patterns
July 17, 2016
Umida Baltaeva, Helena Mihaljevic-Brandt, Lucia Santamaria, Marco Tullney provide a basis for discussions on how to address the problem of closing the gender gap in mathematics publication.
Underrepresentation of women in mathematical conferences
February 26, 2015
Greg Martin describes the biases against women in mathematics and makes explicit suggestions for organizing conferences in ways that are equitable for female mathematicians.
Gendered language in teaching evaluations
February 10, 2015
Benjamin M. Schmidt provides an interactive exploration of the different language used to describe male and female teachers.
Are boys and girls equally prepared for life?
October 19, 2014
In 2012, PISA asked students about their intentions to use mathematics in their future studies and careers. The results are presented in this report.
BBC program on the underrepresentation of women in science
October 8, 2014
The first half analyses how small (statistically insignificant) biases at each stage lead to a huge underrepresentation of women in top science positions.
Nature’s acting against unconsious gender biases
November 22, 2012
Nature has assessed the percentage of women among their referees, profiled researchers, and externally written Comment and World View articles.
Statistics on women in maths in Europe 1993 and 2005
November 12, 2012
This is a report from 2006, giving statistics on the proportion of women in mathematics in many European countries.
Gender bias in hiring
September 20, 2012
A new study shows that identical applications are judged differently if a male name is assigned to it than if the name is female.
Gender bias in peer review: studies and reports
August 1, 2012
A collection of studies on gender bias in peer-review, and a discussion of the pros and cons of the `double-blind’ review process proposed by some to amend the problem.
genSET Consensus Report on gender in science
March 30, 2011
The genSET Consensus Seminars brought together 14 European science leaders to share knowledge and experience and arrive at a consensus view on the gender dimension in science.
Women and science, statistics and indicators
January 10, 2008
She Figures 2006 – Women and Science Statistics and Indicators is the second publication of selected EU employment statistics, which provide illuminating perspectives on the current employment situation.
Women in science: the missing links
December 7, 2007
The UNESCO Courier takes an in-depth look at the issues facing female scientists today.