Barriers Faced by Women Researchers: Segregation by Field of Work (Women in Scientific Careers: Unleashing the Potential)

During the last three decades much has been done to improve the production and dissemination of statistics that reflect the actual situation of women and men in society. Gender statistics describe social progress from the perspective of gender equality. In order to accomplish this, all statistics on individuals must be available by sex and reflect society's gender equality issues. Today most national statistical offices have a policy that all data on individuals should be disaggregated by sex. Gender statistics is a relatively new field that cuts across all traditional statistical fields.
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