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Women in Science and Engineering: EU Takes a Giant Step Towards Gender Balance


Feb 13, 2024
Eurostat News Reports that 41% of Scientists and Engineers Are Women in Employment

In 2022, the number of female scientists and engineers in the EU increased by 310 500 compared to the previous year, reaching almost 7.3 million. This accounts for 41% of total employment in science and engineering. While women working as scientists and engineers were primarily employed in the service sector, comprising 46% of those employed in this sector, only 22% of those employed in manufacturing were women. The proportion of female scientists and engineers varied widely among EU Member States, ranging from a high of 53% in Denmark, Lithuania (52%) and Bulgaria (51%) to a low of 31% in Hungary, Finland (32%) and Germany (34%).

According to data from NUTS1 regions, Lithuania had the highest share of women employed in science and technology occupations at 64.1%, followed closely by the French region of Corse with a share of 63.9%. Latvia also had a high share at 62.7%. On the other hand, the Italian region of Nord-Ovest had the smallest proportion at just 45.3%, while Malta had a similar proportion at 45.8%. The Italian region of Sud also recorded low numbers with a share of only 46.1%.

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