Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

Gender Gap in Computer Science Won't Close for 100 Years


View as: Print Mobile App Share: Send by email Share on reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Hacker News Share on Tweeter Share on Facebook
A Women in Tech Code-A-Thon.

A new study predicts women writing published computer science research will not achieve gender equality in this century.

Credit: Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images

A study by the nonprofit Allen Institute predicts women writing published computer science research will not achieve gender equality in this century, if current trends persist.

The researchers said the gender gap most likely mirrors the low population of female computer scientists, and may partly reflect male prejudice among editors of scientific journals and conferences.

The Allen Institute found the number of male authors in a corpus of computer science papers was about 475,000 last year, versus 175,000 women; statistical predictions suggest gender parity will not be realized before 2137, if ever.

Said the Institute's Lucy Lu Wang, "When there is a lack of leadership in computer science departments, it affects the number of women students who are trained and the number that enter the computer science industry."

From The New York Times
View Full Article - May Require Paid Subscription

 

Abstracts Copyright © 2019 SmithBucklin, Washington, DC, USA


 

No entries found