110 ECONOMY - EU - SCIENCE - WOMEN - STATISTICS
Bulgaria with Second Biggest
Share of Women in Science,
Technology in the EU
Brussels, February 11 (BTA) - Bulgaria, along with Latvia, has the second biggest share of women in science and technology in the EU, according to data published Monday by Eurostat on employment based on gender.
In 2017, of the almost 18 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59 per cent were men and 41 per cent women.
Lithuania leads the statistics with 57 per cent women in science and technology, followed by Bulgaria and Latvia (53 per cent), Portugal (51 per cent) and Denmark (a little over 50 per cent).
Less than one third of scientists and engineers were women in Luxembourg and Hungary (both 25 per cent), Finland (29 per cent) and Germany (33 per cent).
Men were particularly overrepresented in high and medium-high technology manufacturing (83 per cent of scientists and engineers in such manufacturing were male), while the gender ratio in the services sector was more balanced (55 per cent male and 45 per cent female).
This news item marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February. LI/TH