As per the Nobel Website,  896 laureates and 27 organizations have received the Nobel Prize since 1901. Gender representation among Nobel Prize winners is poor - despite modest improvements in the twenty-first century. While the number of female Nobel laureates is gradually increasing, there is still a huge gender gap in the gender of those winning Nobel Prizes.

854 men have been awarded a Nobel Prize over its 118-year history compared to only 50 women, according to AEI. Men account for a whopping 94.5 percent of all prizes awarded since 1901, The male-to-female ratio for Nobel Prizes is 17.1-to-1.

Nobel prize winners: Gender representation across the decades

Decade	Male	Female
1900s	95.1	4.9
1910s	98.3	1.7
1920s	95.8	4.2
1930s	92.2	7.8
1940s	93.8	6.2
1950s	100.0	0.0
1960s	96.0	4.0
1970s	95.9	4.1
1980s	95.6	4.4
1990s	93.1	6.9
2000s	91.8	8.2
2010s	88.9	11.1


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Nobel Prize winners by gender from 1901 to 2018

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As per the Nobel Website, 896 laureates and 27 organizations have received the Nobel Prize since 1901. Gender representation among Nobel Prize winners is poor - despite modest improvements in the twenty-first century. While the number of female Nobel laureates is gradually increasing, there is still a huge gender gap in the gender of those winning Nobel Prizes.

854 men have been awarded a Nobel Prize over its 118-year history compared to only 50 women, according to AEI. Men account for a whopping 94.5 percent of all prizes awarded since 1901, The male-to-female ratio for Nobel Prizes is 17.1-to-1.

Nobel prize winners: Gender representation across the decades

Decade Male Female
1900s 95.1 4.9
1910s 98.3 1.7
1920s 95.8 4.2
1930s 92.2 7.8
1940s 93.8 6.2
1950s 100.0 0.0
1960s 96.0 4.0
1970s 95.9 4.1
1980s 95.6 4.4
1990s 93.1 6.9
2000s 91.8 8.2
2010s 88.9 11.1


Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/15709/nobel-prize-winners-by-gender/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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