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Women in science and technology

11/02/2019

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In 2017, of almost 18 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59% were men and 41% women.

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).

 

Scientists and engineers in the EU

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 .

 

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

You can find more information on human resources in science and technology in the Statistics Explained article on Human resources in science and technology.

 

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