This shows the percentage of in Europe.
Germany, France and Netherlands have the lowest share of female researchers. It seems that they can learn from Albania, N. Macedonia and other Balkan nations how to reach "European standards".

@crickxson communist countries always had a better record on equality than capitalist ones. maybe the culture stayed after the fall of comminism

In Germany that's definitely true. Coming from the West and having moved to Berlin, I basically fled from the conservative Western way of thinking to the more progressive East German mentality. Hence I stayed. I can definitely tell the difference when it comes to "women* in engineering".

@bamfic @crickxson Possible, but it doesn't explain why now the lowest rate is in Czechia: it was one of the most developed countries in the Eastern bloc so you would think they would also have the largest research infrastructure and the most heritage to reap from. And you wouldn't see Eastern Europe having a bigger divergence than Western when it comes to rates.

There are definitely countries that are doing much better than others (in 2013 70% of Albanian physics PhD were women) and I'm curious about the reason, but there may be a lot of variables to check. A look at other parts of the world is interesting too (e.g., Tunisia's rate is 55.4%, more than any European country).

@crickxson I wonder why? 😜 Some historical heritage???

@crickxson France has been doing quite a lot to improve but such changes also require time.

@crickxson The map isn't completely accurate but it is broadly accurate.
Albania was actually at 44.3% in 2008, and North Macedonia ranks first for the most recent data, followed by Latvia, Lithuania and Serbia.


@crickxson Just half the salaries in Germany, France and Netherlands and this share will improve.

@VictorVenema @crickxson That's exactly what I thought when I read the "It seems that they can learn from ..."

Their male researchers have gone to Germany, the Netherlands and France, where salaries are high...

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