Women planning to major in computer science: Who are they and what makes them unique?

@article{Lehman2016WomenPT,
  title={Women planning to major in computer science: Who are they and what makes them unique?},
  author={Kathleen J. Lehman and Linda J. Sax and Hilary B. Zimmerman},
  journal={Computer Science Education},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={277-298}
}
AbstractDespite the current growing popularity of the computer science (CS) major, women remain sorely underrepresented in the field, continuing to earn only 18% of bachelor’s degrees. Understanding women’s low rates of participation in CS is important given that the demand for individuals with CS training has grown sharply in recent years. Attracting and retaining more women to high-paying fields like CS may also help narrow the gender pay gap. Further, it is important that women participate… CONTINUE READING
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