Academic science is much more diverse than a generation was, even if it still has ways to go. That is in accordance with a new report on women, minorities and people with disabilities from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at the National Science Foundation.

The proportion of academic jobs in the hands of doctorates in Science, Engineering and Health Fields increased from 26 percent in 1999 to 39 percent in 2019. The underrepresented minorities have more of these jobs now than in 1999, but their part , 9 percent, it remains "considerably less" than its part of the population, according to the NSF. In comparison, underrepresented minorities represent one third of the US UU The proportion of academic scientists with one or more disabilities also increased in the same period, 9 percent. Its part of the general population is approximately 11 percent.

Numerous capital and inclusion advocates within sciences said they welcomed the report of the NSF, which helps to shine the groups historically excluded within science, particularly in a supplicant group: scientists With disabilities.

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