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Women in Italian astronomy

  title={Women in Italian astronomy},
  author={F. Matteucci and R. Gratton},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
This document gives some quantitative facts about the role of women in Italian astronomy. More than 26% of Italian IAU members are women: this is the largest fraction among the world leading countries in astronomy. Most of this high fraction is due to their presence in INAF, where women make up 32% of the research staff (289 out of 908) and 40% of the technical/administrative staff (173 out of 433); the percentage is slightly lower among permanent research staff (180 out of 599, about 30%). The… Expand

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