The United Nations has declared 11 February as the international day of women and girls in science. Over the past 15 years, the global community has put a lot of effort into inspiring and involving women and girls in science. Yet women and girls lag behind in participating in science. Various publications on this subject can be found in NARCIS.
For example the publication ‘Financiële beloning van mannen en vrouwen in de wetenschap’. A study commissioned by the National Network of Female Professors with the aim of mapping the financial reward for male and female academic staff (WP) at Dutch universities. In addition to the monthly salary, an inventory was made of the extent to which universities pay extra financial allowances and bonuses to their staff and whether these allowances are granted equally to men and women.
Another example is the publication “Women in economics: A lifelong discouragement“. The gender gap in the economic sciences is greater than in other disciplines. Are women treated differently from men at school and during their careers?