Women Section
Statistics and Reports
Following are the links to the statistical reports which depicts the present scenario regarding the representation of Women in Science and Technology throughout the World and India .
The Science and Society portal of the European Commission released European Union's latest statistics and indicators on Women & Science which provide the current employment situation of male and female scientists and researchers.
She Figures 2006
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an agency that works for Congress and the American people. Commonly called the investigative arm of Congress or the congressional watchdog, is independent and non-partisan. This report on Gender Issues addresses: (1) how do the Department of Education (Education), the Department of Energy (Energy), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) ensure that federal grant recipient institutions comply with Title IX in math, engineering, and science; (2) what do data show about women?s participation in these fields; and (3) what promising practices exist to promote their participation. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04639.pdf
UIS Bulletin on Science and Technology Statistics. Issue No. 3,November 2006, Women in science: Under-represented and under-measured: This issue of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Bulletin on Science and Technology Statistics examines women?s participation in the research profession and different stages of higher education. It draws on data from the UIS database and is published in collaboration with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS, Montreal, Canada).
Indian National Science Academy, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, constituted a committee to investigate the issue of Science Career for Women and suggest measures to increase women?s participation in study and practice of science. The report prepared on October 2004- titled "Science Career for Indian Women: An examination of Indian women?s access to and retention in scientific careers." This is a unique study, which has relied on feedbacks from women scientists and post-graduate students, from many parts of India.
Progress of Indian Women: Statistical report prepared by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India ,Department of Women and Child Development (2001). Working Group on Empowerment of Women: Tenth Plan (2002-07): Report. New Delhi. P.43.
Status of Women Scientists in S&T/R&D Institutions in Delhi: Report by Society for Environment & Development, Submitted to: National Commission for Women. The Report is available in the General Report category under Women Scientist heading.
India Science Report : focuses on Science Education, Human Resources and Public Attitude towards Science and Technology (Principal Author: Rajesh Shukla) prepared by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) approached the NCAER to initiate work on the first India Science Report.