Gender

The State of the Art in Measuring (Gender-sensitive) Work Conditions in Research and Innovation

„Gender balance in research is improving, but pace is too slow“ the European Commission announced on International Women’s Day in 2019. In fact, from a global perspective, the proportion of women researchers in the EU has barely progressed over the past decade. Gender equality in research and innovation is a „wicked problem“ with no easy solutions: greater representation of women in science often fails due to a lack of young talents in the STEM fields. The few women find themselves as a minority in a workplace that is often not sufficiently family-friendly and thus more likely to drop out. With reports of poor working conditions for women in research, the attractiveness of the field to young scientists is diminished….