Thursday, February 24, 2011

What Women Study in France

Percentage of female students in various disciplines and programs:

La part des filles filière par filière :
Ecoles paramédicales                                                                     83%
Ecoles sociales                                                                                80%
Langues (licence)                                                                             74%
Lettres-SHS (licence)                                                                       71%
Ecoles littéraires et journalisme                                            69%
Médecine (premier cycle)                                                      66%
Droit-sciences politiques (licence)                                        65%
Université                                                                 59,2%
ENSEMBLE                                                              56%
Ecoles d’architecture                                                53%
BTS                                                                           50,8%
Management                                      48%
Classes préparatoires                    42,7%
DUT                                                   40,3%
Sciences                                            39%
Ecoles d’ingénieurs                        25,5%

5 comments:

Nicolas said...

Do you have similar numbers, or just a feeling about the situation in the US? It's not strictly comparable, of course, but just to get an idea...

Arthur Goldhammer said...

My guess is that US figures are quite comparable, with perhaps a slightly higher female representation in the sciences (though not in engineering).

Arthur Goldhammer said...

My guess is that US figures are quite comparable, with perhaps a slightly higher female representation in the sciences (though not in engineering).

Nicolas said...

Thanks,
May be the difference is that engineering is not as much the straight path to "the positions of power" (or top management positions) in the US as it is in France.
I'd be curious to know if there are as many campaign to attract women to Science and engineering in the US, too. I'll ask around...

Mr Punch said...

Here are some US figures (2006-7) for bachelors degrees:

(% women)

Health professions 86
Psychology 77
Foreign languages 71
Biological scis 60
Social sciences 50
Math/stat 44
Physical scis 41
Computer/ info sci 17
Engineering 17