Publication Details

Seberry, J, Women in mathematics in Australia, A.W.M Newsletter, 9(3), May-June, 1979, 5-7.


Many people believe women cannot "do" mathematics. This is not true, Tables 1, 2 and 3 show us that some women are quite good at mathematics. Also Table 1 which shows Honours degrees, clearly indicates that in recent years the percentage of women obtaining Honours degrees has steadily increased. I attribute this increase to the consciousness raising due to changing community attitudes to to women. It is no longer unfashionable for women to obtain a mathematical education with a view to having a career.