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Women in Scientific Careers: Unleashing the Potential (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264025375)

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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.



ForewordPart 1. Introduction‐Workshop Summary‐Opening Remarks‐‐Welcome Speech by Élisabeth Giacobino, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research‐‐Opening Remarks by Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir, OECD Deputy Secretary General‐‐Opening Remarks by Claudie Haigneré, Former French Ministers for Research‐‐Remarks by Johannes Klumpers, European Commission‐Chapter 1. OECD Background PaperPart 2. Barriers Faced by Women Researchers: Segregation by Field of Work‐Chapter 2. Statistics on Women in Science: Examples from the European Union by Camilla Gidlöf Regnier‐Chapter 3. The Gender Gap in the Public Research Sector: The Case of Denmark by Kamma Langberg‐Chapter 4. Women's Research Careers and Scientific Productivity in Public Research by María Bordons and Elba Mauleón‐Chapter 5. Women's Careers in Science and Technology in Japan by Mariko Ogawa‐Chapter 6. Trends in Gender Segregation by Field of Work in Higher Education by Christian Suter‐Chapter 7. Theories into Gender Segregation in Scientific Careers by Yu Xie‐Chapter 8. Disparities between Men's and Women's Careers in Scientific Research: The Case of Austria by Ingrid SchacherlPart 3. Barriers Faced by Women Researchers: Segregation by Hierarchy‐Chapter 9. Gender as a Career Factor in Academic Research by Iiris Aaltio‐Chapter 10. Initiatives and Experiences in Gender Equality at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology by Eivind Hiis Hauge‐Chapter 11. Does Gender Matter in Scientific Leadership? by Rossella Palomba‐Chapter 12. Gender and the Careers of French University Instructors and Researchers by Frédérique PigeyrePart 4. Instruments for Change: Existing Policy Measures and Programmes‐Chapter 13. The Success of Female Scientists in the 21st Century: An American Perspective by Wanda E. WardChapter 14. Encouragement to Advance: A Programme to Promote Career Strategies for Women in German Academia by Andrea Löther‐Chapter 15. Dutch Research Council Policy Actions to Encourage the Participation of Women in Science by Wilma van Donselaar‐Chapter 16. Instruments for Changing Gender Inequalities in Scientific Careers by Christel Baltes‐Löhr‐Chapter 17. Balancing Research Careers and Private Lives: Do Social Measures Matter? by Aliki Mouriki‐Chapter 18. Women in Latin American Science and Technology: A Window of Opportunity by Judith Zubieta‐Chapter 19. Supply and Demand‐side Actions to Promote Women in S&T: Lessons from the United Kingdom Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology by Jane Butcher‐Chapter 20. Women in Scientific Careers: The Case of Italy by Sveva AvvedutoPart 5. Conclusion‐Concluding Remarks by Maria StratigakiWorkshop Programme

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2006-11-01

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