The UK’s R&D gender balance is lagging behind EU countries not traditionally associated with being pioneering, a study by specialist tax relief firm Catax reveals.
Catax analysed the ratio of women to men working in research and development across the EU’s 28 member states and found the UK has climbed four places to 9th in the past decade.
However, Britain still trails surprisingly innovative nations such as Latvia (ranked first), Romania (second) and Slovakia (sixth).
There is some positive news, the UK’s proportion of women working in R&D has risen by 2.9% from 35.7% to 38.6% in ten years. Over the same time period, the average proportion of women in R&D across the 28 countries has risen by just 1.8%, going from 34.4% in 2005 to 36.2% in 2015.
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UK Lags Behind Romania, Latvia And Slovakia in R&D Gender Equality