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Title: Gender Equality Policies and Initiatives for STEM Skills in Greece
Authors: Perifanou, Maria
Economides, Anastasios A.
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Engineering and technology
FRASCATI::Social sciences
Keywords: digital skills
gender differences
gender equity
gender gap
gender inequality
non-discrimination policies
STEM skills
Issue Date: 2020
Source: International Journal of Social Policy and Education
Volume: 2
Issue: 10
First Page: 5
Last Page: 14
Abstract: This paper describes policies and initiatives to foster gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-related education and employment in Greece. Various Greek government authorities are responsible to issue and implement policies for promoting gender equality and non-discrimination. Many initiatives aim at empowering women with digital skills. National and European Union (EU) statistics show that there exists a wide gender gap in STEM-related higher education participation, employment, and salaries in Greece. Although there exists a gender gap in STEM education participation and graduation, the gender gap in digital skills is narrow. Furthermore, the gender gap in STEM unemployment, employment, high rank job positions, and salaries is wide. Finally, the paper recommends both specific actions to be taken in order to increase women participation in STEM and specific indicators to monitor them.
ISSN: 2689-4998
Electronic ISSN: 2689-5013
Appears in Collections:Department of Economics

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