WOMEN IN STEM: THE PICTURE OF UKRAINIAN UNIVERSITIES AGAINST THE WORLD BACKGROUND

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  • Tetiana Medina Yuriy Fedkovycn Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

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https://doi.org/10.31499/2306-5532.1.2021.243101

Abstract

The article is devoted to analysing the processes of gender segregation in the scientific activity of the staff of Ukrainian universities. In Ukraine, as in all countries of the world, there is a gender imbalance among researchers, especially in STEM. A comparison of statistical information on the representation of women in the field of STEM-sciences, hosted by UNDP, UNESCO, World Economic Forum. It is determined that Ukraine's average position in the ranking of the Human Development Index is mainly due to equal access to education for men and women. Statistics provided by UNESCO show that the number of women in Ukraine engaged in research indicates a tendency towards gender parity. It has been suggested that higher representation of women in research in Eastern Europe is associated with lower pay for scientific work, resulting in the leaching of men from research. Here are some results of the project of the Ukrainian Association of Educational Researchers "When science is a woman: factors determining the scientific career of women in Poland and Ukraine" (implemen-ted with the support of the University of Paris Dauphin) (France). The results of the online survey of STEM faculty members made it possible to find out that the most significant representation of women at the level of support staff is evidence of the existence of vertical gender segregation in the social structure of the university. There are fundamental differences in the career growth of women and men, and it has been suggested that the introduction of a gender culture centre will draw attention to such an essential issue in the functioning of Ukraine's scientific field.

 

Key words: gender segregation, university, STEM, women in STEM

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2021-06-30

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Medina, T. (2021). WOMEN IN STEM: THE PICTURE OF UKRAINIAN UNIVERSITIES AGAINST THE WORLD BACKGROUND. Studies in Comparative Education, (1), 17–25. https://doi.org/10.31499/2306-5532.1.2021.243101

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