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Women and nuclear power

Abstract

Surveys in most countries show, that women's attitude towards nuclear energy differ quite a bit from that of men. Why is this so and what can be done about it? The difference is that a cigarette is a familiar risk. But only few women are familiar with nuclear risks, especially radioactivity, be it scientifically or emotionally. Women in general are less inclined to technical subjects. Technical matters still are male. Technical issues are - by education and in schools - (at least in Switzerland) no female subjects. Therefore we have to change this in order to change women's attitudes towards technical subjects. How can women become more technology-oriented?.
Authors:
Aegerter, Irene [1] 
  1. Sulzer Brothers Limited, Swiss Association 'Women for Energy' (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1989
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-C-011
Resource Relation:
Conference: PIME '89: International workshop on public information problems of nuclear energy, Montreux (Switzerland), 22-25 Jan 1989; Other Information: PBD: [1989]; Related Information: In: PIME '89 (Public Information Materials Exchange): International workshop on public information problems of nuclear energy, 236 pages.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ATTITUDES; HUMAN FACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER; PUBLIC OPINION; RISK ASSESSMENT; WOMEN
OSTI ID:
20556009
Research Organizations:
European Nuclear Society, Brussels (Belgium); FORATOM, Brussels (Belgium)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04C0440011040
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
4 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Aegerter, Irene. Women and nuclear power. IAEA: N. p., 1989. Web.
Aegerter, Irene. Women and nuclear power. IAEA.
Aegerter, Irene. 1989. "Women and nuclear power." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {Surveys in most countries show, that women's attitude towards nuclear energy differ quite a bit from that of men. Why is this so and what can be done about it? The difference is that a cigarette is a familiar risk. But only few women are familiar with nuclear risks, especially radioactivity, be it scientifically or emotionally. Women in general are less inclined to technical subjects. Technical matters still are male. Technical issues are - by education and in schools - (at least in Switzerland) no female subjects. Therefore we have to change this in order to change women's attitudes towards technical subjects. How can women become more technology-oriented?.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1989}
month = {Jul}
}