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Why Women are Avoiding Computer Science in North American Universities : Literature Review and Analysis Egersdorfer, Davor


This literature review investigates the underrepresentation of women within CS, specifically focusing on the perceived gap between male and female enrolment in university CS courses within North America. The paper examines the recruitment of young women in the North American K-12 educational system, explores the influences that affect women’s choices in enrolling in CS, and looks at evidence of successful recruitment efforts in high schools. Possible solutions to this problem are discussed, as well as potential benefits of the study to the province of British Columbia.

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