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Women in science and technology: Report of Eurosat

This news item marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February.

Scientists and engineers in the EU
Based on report from eurosat, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, of almost 17.6, 18.3 and 19.1 million scientists and engineers in the EU respectively, 59% were men and 41% women with an slightly increase in women contribution per year.

Men were particularly overrepresented in high and medium-high technology manufacturing (83% of scientists and engineers in such manufacturing were male), while the gender ratio in the services sector was more balanced (55% male and 45% female).

Total Males Females Males (%) Females (%)
2017 17,628.6 10,478.8 7,149.9 59.442043 40.5585242
2018 18,321.9 10,852.1 7,469.8 59.230211 40.7697892
2019 19,124.1 11,301.9 7,822.2 59.097683 40.902317

The source dataset is available here .

However, in five EU Member States, the majority of scientists and engineers were women: Lithuania (57% female), Bulgaria and Latvia (both 53%), Portugal (51%) and Denmark (just over 50%).

Less than one third of scientists and engineers were women in Hungary and Luxembourg (both 25%), Finland (29%), and Germany (33%).

Proportion of women scientists and engineers in the EU, 2017
The source dataset is available here .

References:

  • https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/EDN-20190211-1

 

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