Diagnóstico da Presença Feminina nos Cursos Superiores e no Mercado de Trabalho em Tecnologia da Informação no Estado do Pará

Liviane RegoYomara Pinheiro Pires


Althoughwomen’s participation in the Information Technology (IT)market has increased in recent decades, it remains a predominantlymale area. One of the factors in this difference is in socio-culturalissues where the social construction of gender roles is limitingwomen’s insertion and permanence in this sector. This work aims tomake a diagnosis about the presence of women in higher educationcourses and in the IT labor market in the state of Pará. The mainsources of data used were the governmental public databases ofthe General Register of Employees and Unemployed (CAGED),the Census of Higher Education, made available (INEP) and theNational Household Survey (PNAD). The analyzed data indicatedthat in the state of Pará, we have the male predominance on thesector either on the superior courses as on the work market andwage inequalities. Despite the increase in the entry of women inacademic-scientific careers, in the IT labor market.

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