Women’s Representation in Mathematics Subfields: Evidence from the arXiv

Women’s Representation in Mathematics Subfields: Evidence from the arXiv Women’s Representation in Mathematics Subfields: Evidence from the arXiv ABRA BRISBIN AND URSULA WHITCHER Women in Mathematics and the Sciences more statistics on degrees and enrollment.) At higher levels, the discrepancies are starker. Recent surveys by the few years ago, while applying to run a conference for American Mathematical Society show that in 2012–2013, undergraduates, one of us wrote, ‘‘Mathematical A 31.2% of the people receiving Ph.D.s were women, and A physics lags behind other subfields of mathematics in women held 26.6% of all faculty jobs in mathematics and participation of women.’’ Our grants coordinator asked for a statistics (see [VMR14, VMR15]). Because the fraction of citation; to our surprise, we found that only very general women studying and working on mathematics is not rep- statistics for the participation of women in research mathe- resentative of the population as a whole, education and matics, along the lines of ‘‘algebra’’ versus ‘‘geometry,’’ were labor-force researchers say women are underrepresented in available. Nevertheless, mathematical folklore is full of more mathematics. specific speculation about women’s research participation, Underrepresentation of women is hardly unique to such as ‘‘Women show a distinct preference for discrete math: it is a common phenomenon across the STEM http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Mathematical Intelligencer Springer Journals

Women’s Representation in Mathematics Subfields: Evidence from the arXiv

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Mathematics; Mathematics, general; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation; Mathematical and Computational Engineering
ISSN
0343-6993
eISSN
1866-7414
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00283-017-9761-7
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Abstract

Women’s Representation in Mathematics Subfields: Evidence from the arXiv ABRA BRISBIN AND URSULA WHITCHER Women in Mathematics and the Sciences more statistics on degrees and enrollment.) At higher levels, the discrepancies are starker. Recent surveys by the few years ago, while applying to run a conference for American Mathematical Society show that in 2012–2013, undergraduates, one of us wrote, ‘‘Mathematical A 31.2% of the people receiving Ph.D.s were women, and A physics lags behind other subfields of mathematics in women held 26.6% of all faculty jobs in mathematics and participation of women.’’ Our grants coordinator asked for a statistics (see [VMR14, VMR15]). Because the fraction of citation; to our surprise, we found that only very general women studying and working on mathematics is not rep- statistics for the participation of women in research mathe- resentative of the population as a whole, education and matics, along the lines of ‘‘algebra’’ versus ‘‘geometry,’’ were labor-force researchers say women are underrepresented in available. Nevertheless, mathematical folklore is full of more mathematics. specific speculation about women’s research participation, Underrepresentation of women is hardly unique to such as ‘‘Women show a distinct preference for discrete math: it is a common phenomenon across the STEM

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The Mathematical IntelligencerSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 21, 2018

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