The slower track: women in the STEM professions survey report


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Author: Rickard, Kim; Crowther, Alex


The latest OECD data show that just over 30 per cent of tertiary qualifications were awarded to women in [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] STEM fields in OECD countries. In Australia, 33 per cent of STEM tertiary qualifications were awarded to women. The differential persists in the workforce with only 28 per cent of the employed STEM-qualified Australian workforce aged 15 years and over being female, compared to 55 per cent for all fields in the tertiary qualified population. The workforce participation figure stood at 14 and 86 per cent for females and males...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Equity; Participation; Research; Employment; Career development

Keywords: Labour force participation; Survey; Occupation; Discrimination; Employment experience; Career pattern

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Professionals Australia, 2015

Physical description: 39 p.

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Also called: The slower track: women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions survey report

ISSN: 1834-6545 (online)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 122.1070

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