AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 83 The Astronomy Workforce
Special Session, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, 601

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[83.02] AAS Statistics and the 60% Cohort

K.B. Marvel (American Astronomical Society)

I will present the latest statistics available describing the gender of the AAS membership including an update on the so-called 60% cohort (that group of AAS members from the ages of 18 to 25 who are 60% women and 40% men). The AAS membership has changed significantly in the past 30 years from an overall female membership percentage of about 10% to a level around 30% today. This trend is accelerating and indicates the ongoing inclusion of women in the physical sciences, especially astronomy. By the year 2030, the AAS membership should reach gender parity if the present trend continues.

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