Women and ICT Status Report 2009

Women and ICT Status Report 2009

The aim of this report is to update, when possible, the information provided in the report published in January 2008. Statistical data still demonstrates low participation of women in key R&D areas, especially in engineering and technology, areas which are extremely important in achieving a competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy for Europe. The main focus of this report is to look at recent statistical evidence relating to the participation of women in ICT sector in the European Union. In some cases, when relevant, comparisons will be made with other parts of the developed and emerging economies. The examination of the statistical data is subdivided into four areas as follows: • Education and skills development; • Women in ICT employment; • Women and Inventions; • Women in decision making positions. The information provided in this report is based on valid statistical evidence collected by institutions such as OECD and EUROSTAT

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