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Survey shows lack of gender balance in STEM professions

But science degree perceived as important career boost by majority of Irish people

A survey commissioned by Science Foundation Ireland has identified a severe gender gap in Irish science, technology, engineering and maths professions

About 1 in 10 people in the workforce are involved in a STEM profession according to the survey, published by Pfizer Healthcare Ireland and conducted by think tank Behaviour and Attitudes. The data, gathered from a representative sample of members of the public, showed that this group is made up of twice as many men as women.

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