Women in Scientific Careers

Unleashing the Potential

While women account for more than half of university graduates in several OECD countries, they receive only 30% of tertiary degrees granted in science and engineering fields. This publication presents the proceedings of a recent international workshop to assess the underlying causes behind the low participation of women in scientific careers, especially at senior levels, and to identify good practice policies to attract, recruit and retain women in scientific careers in public and private research.

13 Nov 2006 209 pages English

https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264025387-en 9789264025387 (PDF)

Authors: OECD