Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gender Disparities in Science

Recently published in Science: Bibliometrics: Global gender disparities in science
"Despite many good intentions and initiatives, gender inequality is still rife in science. Although there are more female than male undergraduate and graduate students in many countries, there are relatively few female full professors, and gender inequalities in hiring, earnings, funding, satisfaction and patenting persist."
Since I am a member of the Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, I was thinking that maybe I could start looking at our own committee. As of December 2013, the TFTC committee has 36 members (including 4 young and 2 emeritus). Only 6 out of 36 members are female resulting in a female/male ratio of 0.167

Also, the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) has 42 members (including 4 young and 4 emeritus). Only 8 out 42 members are female resulting in a female/male ratio of 0.190

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