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Women and Men in Science, Engineering and Technology: The UK Statistics Guide 2010

Kirkup, Gillian; Zalevski, Anna; Maruyama, Takao and Batool, Isma (2010). Women and Men in Science, Engineering and Technology: The UK Statistics Guide 2010. Bradford: Uk Resources Centre for Women In Science and Technology.


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The UK Statistics Guide on Women in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment (SET) provides detailed data analysis using a conceptual framework for gender segregation in SET. The Guide aims to aid future benchmarking and monitoring of progress against a number of indicators from the areas of secondary and higher education, vocational training, employment and gender pay, leadership and public engagement.

It illustrates the existence, even in 2009, of the gender and SET ‘leaky pipeline’ by showing where, in SET education and employment, the biggest attrition of women occurs, and how the participation of women has changed in recent years. It presents a complex picture, demonstrating not only the well known under-representation of women in SET, but also a multilayered interplay between gender and other factors such as ethnicity and disability, types of occupations and industries, and educational and employment career stages.

This Guide is a reference document and we hope it will enable practitioners, policy makers, employers, researchers and activists in gender and equality to review the current situation, and identify where the strengths, gaps and challenges lie.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 The UKRC
ISBN: 1-905831-33-1, 978-1-905831-33-3
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetUK Resources Centre for Women In Science and Technology
Keywords: gender; employment; women; science; technology; engineering; UK statistics
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 27268
Depositing User: Gill Kirkup
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:55
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:26
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