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Critical Examination Using Business Intelligence on the Gender Gap in Information Technology in Brazil

Erica L. Gallindo (), Hobson A. Cruz () and Mário W. L. Moreira ()
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Erica L. Gallindo: Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Ceará, Fortaleza 60410-426, Brazil
Hobson A. Cruz: Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Ceará, Fortaleza 60410-426, Brazil
Mário W. L. Moreira: Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of Ceará, Fortaleza 60410-426, Brazil

Mathematics, 2021, vol. 9, issue 15, 1-9

Abstract: In the early 1990s, cyberfeminism emerged as an area of knowledge to discuss the connection between gender and technology. According to UNESCO, women are underrepresented in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and less than a third of women worldwide work in scientific research and development. However, this number has grown and this reality is constantly changing. In this context, using business intelligence techniques, this study analyzes data from the computer and information and communication technology market to characterize the impact of the performance of women in these areas. It is expected to show that this performance in the highlighted fields is still a challenge in Brazil. Based on this hypothesis, results indicates that public policies must be focused on the base, i.e., to encourage young women to work in STEM areas. This study could encourage policymakers to find solutions to the challenges presented in this research.

Keywords: business intelligence; gender gap; information technology; STEM education in Brazil (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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