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Examining the Obstacles to Broadening Participation in Computing: Evidence from a Survey of Professional Workers

Joshua Rosenbloom (), Ronald Ash, Brandon Dupont () and LeAnne Coder
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Ronald Ash: The University of Kansas
LeAnne Coder: Western Kentucky University

No 200808, WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS from University of Kansas, Department of Economics

Abstract: This article describes the results of a survey of professional workers that was designed to explore the underlying reasons for the widely documented under representation of women in information technology jobs. Our analysis suggests that it is different occupational personalities between men and women rather than the demanding nature of IT work that is largely responsible for the relatively few women in IT occupations. We discuss the implications these results have for policies that are designed to create greater gender equity in the rapidly-growing IT industries.

Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2008-09, Revised 2008-09
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