Women in STEM in Australia: what is the current state of play, what are the key issues and why does it matter?

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Professionals Australia (Organisation)

Abstract:

This paper examines the participation of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce in Australia. It begins by examining the relative participation of women in the STEM workforce, the number of undergraduate degree completions and the gender pay gap. It then examines some of the key issues, including: occupational and industrial segregation; stereotypes; career breaks and part-time employment; women leaving the STEM-related professions; lack of women in leadership roles; and discriminatory workplace practices.

Subjects: Gender; Industry; Equity; Career development; Income; Employment; Participation

Keywords: Equal opportunity; Equal treatment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Melbourne, Victoria]: Professionals Australia, 2014

Physical description: 7 p.

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http://www.professionalsaustralia.org.au/professional-women/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2014/03/WOMEN_IN_STEM_v2.pdf

Also called: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Australia: what is the current state of play, what are the key issues and why does it matter?

Notes:
On cover: Professionals Australia women in STEM position paper

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 122.1160

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