Percentage of Computer Science Undergraduates that are Women
Dark blue: < 15% Medium blue: 15% to 30% Light blue: 30% to 45% Purple: 45% to 55%
D. Eppstein pointed out, as a comment to the previous post on sex vs. gender, that the percentage of women in computer science varies greatly by country, and that "any argument that the correlation between gender and CS skill is sex-based would have to take account of that." I've heard lots of anecdotal evidence that this is true, but was curious about the numbers. The most comprehensive resource I could find was a summary of women in computer science by country from the Anita Borg Institute. Sadly, it was rather brief and didn't have the same information about each country (understandably). I took the information from that file to make the map above based on the percentage of women undergraduates in computer science (or math/computer science, or whatever the file had info on). I'm sure that information exists for many more countries than I've labelled, and I'd love to know what it is. If you know, please leave a comment with your source and I'll add it to the map.