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Published on 05-04-13

New EU statistics show that the under-representation of women in science persists and the UK is no exception. Only 1.22% of the total UK work force are women scientists or engineers, compared to 4.48% men. This is a bigger gap than the EU average – 1.75% women and 3.65% men – and ranks behind countries like Iceland, Belgium and Ireland where the representation is almost equal.

    The Science Gender Gap

    The latest edition of the "She Figures" – a EU report that looks in detail in women representation per sector and career ranking and in the speed at which these change – also shows that women represent 38% of all researchers in the UK. This is higher than the EU average at 33% but behind countries like Latvia (52%), Lithuania (51%), Bulgaria (48%) or Romania (45%).

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