Women, members of minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities continue to be under-represented in positions across the US science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce, according to a report by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
The report finds that although the proportions of jobs held by these groups rose overall between 2011 and 2021, they remained lower than the groups’ representation in the nation’s population. Women, for example, comprise 51% of the US population but represent just 35% of employees in the US STEM workforce. The findings relate to the academic, industry, non-profit and government sectors, including roles such as managers and technicians, and those in related areas such as health care.
White men dominate science and engineering positions in the nation, the report