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The first demographic survey of the planetary science field, sponsored by NASA’s Planetary Science Division and executed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is currently in work.  Watch for the results soon.  The associated Survey of U.S. Academic Departments that Include Planetary Science has been completed; results will be presented at this year’s meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Other demographic studies of women in the sciences over the last decade are listed here for your use.  In general, the first three places to look for statistics are professional organizations for the field, such as the AGI, AAS, and the AIP:

As a major funding organization, the National Science Foundation has many comprehensive studies available through the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.  Examples include:

Articles discussing demographics in the geosciences, including representation on NASA flight missions:

Demographic studies of graduate school enrollment and experiences:
Discussion of other surveys of women in science includes:

Know of other studies or major articles?  Please let us know in the comments!

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