IMPACT

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Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #5: Gender Equality

Start Date

28-4-2021 10:35 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 10:55 AM

Abstract

It is well known that a gender pay gap exists in many fields and that women are underrepresented in STEM and many other fields. In STEM fields especially, this is the result of both direct and indirect gender biases. For instance, differing educational opportunities may lead to differences in earnings later in a career, and it has been suggested that poor representation and gender bias within the workforce have contributed to further decreasing women’s representation in developer roles. We use data collected from a survey of 64,461 software developers and programmers from around the world to investigate the ways gender influences the pay and representation of women in the STEM field of programming directly and indirectly, through factors such as experience and developer role.

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Apr 28th, 10:35 AM Apr 28th, 10:55 AM

Gender Disparities in Stem

It is well known that a gender pay gap exists in many fields and that women are underrepresented in STEM and many other fields. In STEM fields especially, this is the result of both direct and indirect gender biases. For instance, differing educational opportunities may lead to differences in earnings later in a career, and it has been suggested that poor representation and gender bias within the workforce have contributed to further decreasing women’s representation in developer roles. We use data collected from a survey of 64,461 software developers and programmers from around the world to investigate the ways gender influences the pay and representation of women in the STEM field of programming directly and indirectly, through factors such as experience and developer role.

 

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