May 20, 2022

Interactive Data Visualization: Women in Science Statistics (Global)

From the UNESCO Institute for Statistics:

Just 30% of the world’s researchers are women. While a growing number of women are enrolling in university, many opt out at the highest levels required for a research career. But a closer look at the data reveals some surprising exceptions. For example, in Bolivia, women account for 63% researchers, compared to France with a rate of 26% or Ethiopia at 8%.

Women in Science, an interactive data tool, presents the latest available data for countries at all stages of development. Produced by the UIS, the tool lets you explore and visualize gender gaps in the pipeline leading to a research career, from the decision to get a doctorate degree to the fields of research women pursue and the sectors in which they work.

Data sets used in the interactive can be downloaded.

Direct to “Women in Science”

See Also: UIS Stat (via UNESCO)

UIS.Stat, where you can build your own tables, graphs and maps.

UIS.Stat contains all the latest available data and indicators, for education, literacy, science, technology and innovation, culture, communication and information.

Data can also be easily downloaded.

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