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Med-GSD: Gender and Science Database in the Arab Mediterranean Countries

The Med-GSD is a searchable database to enable access to the informed bibliography on gender and science - focusing on horizontal and vertical segregation in scientific careers and the underlying causes and effects of these aspects- in 8 Arab Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia).

The database focuses on the following themes:

  • Horizontal segregation in science careers: unequal presence of women and men in scientific fields and R&D institutional sectors.
  • Vertical segregation in science careers: decreasing presence of women across the scientific hierarchy.
  • The underlying causes and effects of these two aspects, for instance access to education, work-life balance issues, pay gap, mobility-related obstacles, dual careers, evidence of discrimination, working culture, stereotypes, etc.
  • Research on policies towards gender equality in science.

Results show that there is little research on the main topics of gender and science in the Southern Mediterranean countries. However, there is more substantial research on the root causes of gender segregation, which also applies to gender segregation in scientific careers.