id: 06429552
dt: j
an: 2016a.00047
au: Kessel, Cathy
ti: Understanding underrepresentation: women in mathematics and other fields.
so: Math. Intell. 36, No. 4, 10-18 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Springer US, New York, NY
la: EN
cc: A40 C60
ut:
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s00283-013-9441-1
ab: The article discusses the underrepresentation of women in mathematics in
the United States. It gives a survey of relevant statistics and
compares mathematics with other fields. The main finding is: “As
status increases, the proportion of men tends to increase.” This is
true within mathematics (high-status mathematics departments have less
female faculty) and also among the different fields (there are more men
in fields with high prestige and high salaries). The causes for this
are varied (individual, societal, organizational) and often based on
stereotypes. The author gives some recommendations how to increase the
number of women in mathematics and, in particular, she refers to the
AMS Award for Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference.
rv: Andrea Blunck (Hamburg)