How culture, institutions, and individuals shape the evolving gender gap in science and mathematics: An equity provocation for the scientific community

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Abstract

This essay contextualizes recently measured global gender gaps in science and mathematics within three different themes relevant for enhancing equity in science: journal peer review policies, academic service at US higher education institutions, and parental leave policies and usage. The article aims to problematize potential approaches for reducing such gender gaps, and thus build capacity to advance evidence-grounded transformative change. Framed as an equity provocation for the science community, this piece hopes to elicit productive thought and evidence-based action through informed perspective taking. The vision is not just to enhance gender equity in science and mathematics, but also to ensure the continued quality and relevance of our scientific endeavors for today's diverse and global world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-935
Number of pages9
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Volume93
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Academic service
  • gender equity
  • gender gap
  • gender gap in science
  • institutional change
  • parental leave
  • peer review
  • research productivity
  • science
  • STEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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