Cuban women lead in scientific professions, holding 53% of leadership, research, technical & service positions.

 Havana.  September 6, 2013

Cuban women lead in scientific professions

Cuban women lead in scientific professionsWOMEN in Cuba predominate in the country’s scientific sector, holding 53% of leadership, research, technical and service positions.

As of last year, 89,947 Cubans were directly involved in scientific and technical work, and 47,609 of these were women, according to the 2012 Statistic Annual issued by the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI).

The ONEI reported that among those employed in this sector, close to 70,000 were university graduates, including 4,655 with advanced degrees.

Figures gathered by ONEI also indicated that in general there were fewer workers in the field, as compared to 2011.

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