2. Computer Science

  1. Thomas J. Misa
  1. Caroline Clarke Hayes

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch2

Gender Codes

Gender Codes

How to Cite

Hayes, C. C. (2010) Computer Science, in Gender Codes (ed T. J. Misa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470597194

Online ISBN: 9780470619926



  • computer science - the incredible shrinking woman, in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines;
  • women in the computing workforce - women's representation in multiple STEM fields over time;
  • computer science, undergoing ups and downs – with increasing rank and shrinking representation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Unexplained Differences

  • Status of Women in Professional Life

  • Changing Representation of Women in Computer Science

  • Growth of Computer Science as a Discipline

  • Leadership: Women at Higher Levels

  • Summary

  • Some Possible Explanations

  • Future Research Questions

  • Strategies for Change

  • Closing Thoughts

  • Acknowledgments

  • References