The importance of statistics: She Figures 2009

“What is the proportion of female and male researchers in Europe, and how is this balance evolving over time?
In which scientific fields are women better represented?
Do the career paths of female and male researchers follow similar patterns?
Are rates of women in science comparable across Europe?
How many women occupy senior positions in scientific research in Europe?
And is there any age trend that can be observed?

Published in 2003, 2006 and 2009, She Figures is an ongoing work to present statistics and indicators on Human Resources in the RTD sector and on gender equality in science.

She Figures 2009 makes clear that there is an imbalance in the number, seniority and influence of women and men in scientific studies and professions.

This statement is firmly grounded in the data collected by Eurostat and the Statistical Correspondents of the Helsinki Group. Although nearly all indicators show a minor growth of the number of women in scientific careers, proactive policies are needed to push forward a better equality of opportunities for female and male researchers.

She Figures is recommended reading for all policy-makers, researchers, teachers, students, and parents with a vision of a democratic, competitive and technologically advanced Europe.”

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