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

  title={Anatomy of an Enduring Gender Gap: The Evolution of Women’s Participation in Computer Science},
  author={L. Sax and Kathleen J. Lehman and J. Jacobs and M. Kanny and G. Lim and Laura N. Monje-Paulson and Hilary B. Zimmerman},
  journal={The Journal of Higher Education},
  pages={258 - 293}
  • L. Sax, Kathleen J. Lehman, +4 authors Hilary B. Zimmerman
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Higher Education
  • ABSTRACT Given 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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