9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN24 Science and Technology

2009-09-05 15:30:00 2009-09-05 17:00:00 Saturday, 5 September 15:30 - 17:00 Communicating Science Building AA, AA.225

Presentation of Recent SSTNET Publication "Women in Science and Technology"

The topic-based organisation of the book arises from its concept. Besides the introduction, the book consists of three thematic units or parts. Although comprising only one paper, the first part, Multinational comparisons of gender inequality in S&T, is close to being a general, main overview because it offers international (European) comparisons of the key indicators of gender differentiation in science and technology. The second part is entitled Women's careers and performance, indicating the common denominator of the four chapters included in this part. The third part, Policy-relevant research and experiences, consists of two papers, where one investigates the research bases relevant for the development of gender equality policies in R&D, and the other sums up the experiences of one of the most powerful actors of such a policy.