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  •  As to number 2 (share of comp sci degrees) (1+ / 0-)
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    greengemini

    Women are smart enough to realize that the field was crashing and there were far fewer jobs available that hadn't been outsourced, so went into fields with better outlooks at a guess.

    Heck, by 2004, even a clueless type like myself could see things were heading downhill in computers, and had applied for nursing school, despite having a masters in systems analysis.

    So my guess as to #2 is that it is showing that women are smarter than to go into a shrinking field, not that they're being held back in the field.

    •  No, I don't buy that. (0+ / 0-)

      Some branches of science, like biology and psychology, have much higher proportions of women, but those fields don't have better job outlooks than physics or chemistry, and none of them come close to computer science and engineering.

      Indeed, despite what you've heard about crashing fields and outsourcing, CS grads are still among the highest paid graduates, along with Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer engineering.  

      My head says "No" but my heart says "Yes". And then my liver says "What?" and my butt's all like "Farrrrrrt" --jbou

      by Caj on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:26:33 PM PDT

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