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Gender, Science, and Occupational Sex Segregation

  • Lisa M. FrehillEmail author
  • Alice Abreu
  • Kathrin Zippel

Abstract

Over the past 20 years, policy makers have been increasingly connecting science and technology to innovation and economic growth. Many nations have made increased public investments in science and technology, as reflected in GDP (National Science Foundation 2012). Simultaneously, the role of diversity within the innovation process, in general, and the potential contributions of women, in particular, to national science and technology enterprises, has received much attention in many nations and international organizations (see, for example, efforts by UNESCO, APEC, the European Union and OECD).

Keywords

Stereotype Threat Gender Norm Glass Ceiling Occupational Segregation Disadvantage Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Energetics Technology CenterSt. CharlesUSA
  2. 2.Federal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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