Women are better in technology than men, report

Uzair Khalid Written by Uzair Khalid · 1 min read>
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Are you one of the persons who think that men are better in technology-related jobs than women? Well, you might have to think again as a report from Brookings Institution calculated the digital scores of men and women in technology and found out that women are actually better than men when it comes to the technical side of the field.

The report was published by Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. The report focused on high tech job and measured the “information about the knowledge, skills, tools and technology; education and training; work context; and work activities required” and gave a score of 48 to women, compared to 45 given to men. The report says that despite these scores, more men are filling the top level digital jobs in “computer, engineering and management fields, as well as lower-digital occupations such as transportation, construction, natural resources, and building and grounds occupations.”

The report also shows that when it comes to technical roles, the women’s share of jobs is only 30% and that even reduces when it comes to leadership and management roles. The report also says that the trend has not been changed for the past 15 years and the organizations need to do something to change the trend.

Moreover, there’s also a lot of difference in the racial and ethnic group. White people are more dominant and “overrated” than all other races.

“Whites, for their part, make up 65 percent of the workforce but remain overrepresented in such high-digital occupational groups as engineering and management and such medium-digital areas as business and finance, the arts, and legal and education professions”.

The report also shows that Asians make up just 12% of the workforce and black people make up 12% of the workforce.

“Asians, by contrast, make up just 6 percent of the workforce but account for 21.3 percent of highly digital, high-pay computer and math occupations and 11.6 percent of engineering occupations.”

“Blacks, meanwhile, make up 12 percent of the workforce but are overrepresented in such medium-digital occupations as office and administrative support, community and social service, and healthcare support as well as lower-digital jobs such as transportation, personal care, and building and grounds maintenance.”

The report also shows other diversity problems and how people from different races and genders are diversified in different departments. You can read the full report here.

Written by Uzair Khalid
Uzair has been very tech savvy since his childhood. He's a passionate writer for all things related to technology and a Computer Science graduate. Profile