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MELO, Hildete Pereira de and OLIVEIRA, André Barbosa. Brazilian scientific production in the feminine. Cad. Pagu [online]. 2006, n.27, pp. 301-331. ISSN 0104-8333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-83332006000200012.
The growth of scientific production has stimulated studies which analyse the processes of production, diffusion and use of scientific knowledge. Unfortunately, this literature has not been alert to gender issues; it has neglected the fact that men and women have different trajectories, and that to unveil women in the scientific and technological world demands a specific effort. The hypothesis of scientific neutrality effectively equates the unequals regarding access to scientific and technological careers. The present study aims to fill this gap and to analyse, through an activity indicator, the intensity of scientific activity of men and women in Brazil; and, through a collaboration indicator, the existing co-operation between genders in national scientific production.
Keywords : Gender; Indicators; Scientific Production.