OECD: Female Graduates in Mathematics, Computer Sciences 2004

Let’s look at the percentage of female graduates (both in first degree and doctoral degree) in mathematics and computer sciences in OECD countries for year 2004:

a) % of female in first degree of mathematics and computer sciences:
Country / Mathematics, computer sciences
South Korea — 42.6
Italy — 42.5
Finland — 42.0
Sweden — 41.1
Portugal — 41.0
Greece — 40.2
Taiwan (2005) — 36.1
France — 33.6
Canada — 29.6
New Zealand — 29.5
Hungary — 29.5
Ireland — 29.2
United States — 29.1
Spain — 28.5
Germany — 27.5
Australia — 27.2
Iceland — 27.1
United Kingdom — 26.7
Denmark — 19.7
Austria — 19.5
Norway — 18.9
Belgium — 17.8
Switzerland — 12.0
Netherlands — 10.8

b) % of female in doctoral degree of mathematics and computer sciences:
Country / Mathematics, computer sciences
Portugal — 39.6
Italy — 38.4
New Zealand — 36.4
South Korea — 31.9
Spain — 29.8
Sweden — 29.4
Denmark — 26.0
United States — 24.8
Australia — 23.5
United Kingdom — 22.7
Finland — 22.7
France — 21.0
Ireland — 19.4
Germany — 18.6
Canada — 18.1
Belgium — 17.9
Switzerland — 17.0
Greece — 15.9
Taiwan (2005) — 15.7
Austria — 8.5
Japan — NA
Netherlands — NA
Norway — NA

Source: National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

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