Anatomy of an Enduring Gender Gap: The Evolution of Women’s Participation in Computer Science

@inproceedings{Sax2017AnatomyOA,
  title={Anatomy of an Enduring Gender Gap: The Evolution of Women’s Participation in Computer Science},
  author={Linda J. Sax and Kathleen J. Lehman and Jerry A. Jacobs and Mary Allison Kanny and Gloria Lim and Laura Nicole Monje-Paulson and Hilary B. Zimmerman},
  year={2017}
}
ABSTRACTGiven growing interest in computing fields, as well as a longstanding gender gap in computer science, this study used nationwide survey data on college students during 4 decades to: (a) document trends in aspirations to major in computer science among undergraduate women and men; (b) explore the characteristics of women and men who choose to major in computer science and how this population has evolved over time; and (c) identify the key determinants of the gender gap in the selection… CONTINUE READING

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