Women in STEM Disciplines

The Yfactor 2016 Global Report on Gender in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Authors: Schmuck, Claudine

  • Provides revealing insights into the situation of women both in STEM education and the employment of women by drawing on a range of public and private databases
  • Presents a global perspective on women in STEM based innovations, with detailed analyses by geographical area
  • Brings together a unique blend of perspectives, thanks to partnerships with institutions, NGOs and the private sector 
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About this book

This book presents the findings of a survey that analyzes a unique set of data in science and technolog and provides a clear and simple synthesis of heterogeneous databases on the gender gap in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) setting, helping readers understand key trends and developments. The need for more women in innovative fields, particularly with regard to STEM-based innovations, has now been broadly recognized. The book provides insights into both the education and employment of women in STEM. It investigates how the gender gap has evolved among STEM graduates and professionals around the world, drawing on specific data from public and private databases. As such, the book provides readers an understanding of how the so-called ‘leaky pipeline’ operates, and of how more women than men drop out of STEM studies and jobs by geographical area.

 

About the authors

Claudine Schmuck is the Founder and Associate Director of Global Contact, which provides management consulting to CEOs and decision makers with focus on innovation, NTIC and change management. She is also an expert working with the European Commission, and as such collaborates regularly with DG Research, and DG Connect to assess answers to calls for offers in the context of PCRD. Between 1990 and 2000, in addition to holding a senior position at Bull (leading French computer manufacturer) she taught NTIC for 10 years at the CELSA (Paris IV, Sorbonne) to students at Master and Doctorate level. The book “Introduction au multimedia”, published in 1995 by the AFNOR (French Standardization organization) reflected the content of these courses.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schmuck, Claudine

    Pages 1-10

  • Global Trends in Education

    Schmuck, Claudine

    Pages 13-24

  • Catching Up: Middle East North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and South-West Asia

    Schmuck, Claudine

    Pages 25-58

  • Sustaining: East Asia Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe

    Schmuck, Claudine

    Pages 59-95

  • Decreasing: Central Asia, Latin America, North America and Western Europe

    Schmuck, Claudine

    Pages 97-142

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41658-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41657-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in STEM Disciplines
Book Subtitle
The Yfactor 2016 Global Report on Gender in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41658-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41658-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41657-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 249
Number of Illustrations and Tables
132 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
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