OECD: Female Graduates in Social/Behavioral Sciences 2004

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

a) % of female in first degree of social/behavioral sciences:
Country / Social, behavioral sciences
Ireland — 73.0
Portugal — 70.7
Finland — 70.1
Belgium — 68.1
Australia — 67.8
Sweden — 67.5
France — 67.4
Switzerland — 67.0
Spain — 66.6
Taiwan (2005) — 66.2
Canada — 65.9
New Zealand — 65.2
Italy — 64.5
United Kingdom — 64.3
Austria — 63.8
United States — 63.2
Iceland — 62.8
Hungary — 62.3
Greece — 62.0
Netherlands — 59.9
Norway — 58.4
Denmark — 55.8
South Korea — 49.1
Germany — 46.8
Japan — 24.3

b) % of female in doctoral degrees of social/behavioral sciences:
Country / Social, behavioral sciences
New Zealand — 68.2
Portugal — 63.2
Finland — 61.6
Canada — 58.4
United Kingdom — 55.9
Australia — 55.0
United States — 54.5
Austria — 54.5
Ireland — 54.2
Italy — 53.8
Spain — 53.0
Norway — 50.6
Switzerland — 50.0
Greece — 48.7
Belgium — 47.3
France — 44.2
Netherlands — 41.8
Sweden — 41.6
Denmark — 38.2
Germany — 36.3
Taiwan (2005) — 31.5
Japan — 30.0
South Korea — 29.5

Source: National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

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