UKRC Statistics Guide
The UK Resource Centre (UKRC) provides detailed data analysis using a conceptual framework for gender segregation in SET. The guide aims to aid future benchmarking and monitoring of progress against a number of indicators from the areas of secondary and higher education, vocational training, employment and gender pay, leadership and public engagement.
It illustrates the existence, even in 2009, of the gender and SET ‘leaky pipeline’ by showing where, in SET education and employment, the biggest attrition of women occurs, and how the participation of women has changed in recent years.
It presents a complex picture, demonstrating not only the well known under-representation of women in SET, but also a multi-layered interplay between gender and other factors such as ethnicity and disability, types of occupations and industries, and educational and employment career stages.
This Guide is a reference document and we hope it will enable practitioners, policy makers, employers, researchers and activists in gender and equality to review the current situation, and identify where the strengths, gaps and challenges lie.
Some of the main areas for which data are available include:
- Primary and secondary education
- Vocational training
- Students in higher educations
- First destinations of SET graduates
- SET qualified
- SET occupations
- HE institutions
- School and HE career progression
- Public bodies
- EU comparisons
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