Children drawing more women in science
Children drawing more women in scienceThe "Draw A Scientist" test
Children in the US are drawing more women scientists than in previous decades, according to a new study.
The "Draw A Scientist" test has been administered by sociologists in various studies since the 1960s.
Researchers at Northwestern University, US, analysed five decades of the test.
When asked to draw a scientist, less than one per cent of children in the 1960s and 1970s drew a woman. This rose to 28% between the 1980s and present day.
However, children are still far more likely to draw a traditionally male figure when asked to depict a scientist.