In view of the fact that the labour market is divided up by gender and that the proportion of women within this sector is low, this may have long-term implications in terms of gender equality in the Nordic labour market.
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ working life, gender equality, education and research sectors and the Nordic cooperation programme Generation 2030 have therefore tasked the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, within the framework of NIKK, with producing a knowledge base. NIKK, Nordic Information on Gender, is a cooperative body under the Nordic Council of Ministers.
This will involve investigating how the Nordic nations are working to achieve a better gender balance in education and professions as demanded within the natural sciences and technology, and how this is expected to contribute towards sustainability and gender equality in future labour markets.
Project name: Sustainability and gender equality in the high-tech working life of the future
The assignment will result in:
- A Nordic overview of existing research in connection with gender-related study choices within the STEM sector
- An inventorying of concrete initiatives within the Nordic region to reduce the gender imbalance within STEM
- An analysis of inventoried initiatives
- An outlook of how a selection of other countries outside the Nordic region promote a gender balance within STEM