This study examines gender disparities in the world’s 141 most prestigious international research awards from 2001 to 2020. The analyses show that the proportion of female professors has increased in recent decades, however, the proportion of female winners of international prizes still lags behind. The author concludes that the gender gap is largely a result of demographic inertia and other factors that deserve further investigation.
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Meho, L. I. (2021). The gender gap in highly prestigious international research awards, 2001–2020. Quantitative Science Studies, 2(3), 976-989.