In fact, since the Prize’s creation only 46 women have been awarded. In some fields the breakdown is very high.
Some of the most striking differences are: Economics (1 out of 73), Psychology-Medicine (11 out of 196) and Physics (2 out of 197).
How could you explain this breakdown?
Do you think it is a consequence of a widespread gender discrimination?
How could you explain such a big difference in some specific fields rather than in others?