Med-GSD (Gender and science database in the Arab Mediterranean countries)

The Gender and Science Database in the Arab Mediterranean countries (Med-GSD) deals with scientific literature on gender and science in the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and 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 Arab Mediterranean countries. However, there is more substantial research on the root causes of gender segregation, which also applies to gender segregation in scientific careers.

The database is accessible in the following link: