Women in Computing around the World: an Initial Comparison of International Statistics

V.C. Galpin

Technical Report TR-Wits-CS-2002-0, School of Computer Science, University of the Witwatersrand, 2002.


This technical report describes the participation of women in computing in more than 30 countries, by focussing on participation at undergraduate level. A brief discussion covers how societal and cultural factors may affect women's participation. Statistics from many different sources are presented for comparison. Generally, participation is low -- most countries fall in the 10-40% range with a few below 10% and a few above above 40%. In the appendices, the approach to data collection is described and statistics for women in computing and mathematics are presented. 

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