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The Nobel Prize statistics are dour reading for women, who've been awarded only one of every 20 prizes.The number of women Nobel laureates has risen in recent decades – from just four between 1901, the first year of the prizes, and 1920 to 19 between 2001 and 2017 – but the 48 women crowned over the years represent just 5 percent of the 896 people honored, excluding organizations.The statistics vary depending on the discipline: the economics prize has been by far the most unattainable for women. Of the five original Nobel Prizes created in the 1895 will of Swedish industrialist and philanthropist Alfred Nobel – the economics prize was established in 1968 to mark the tricentenary of the Swedish central bank – those for physics and chemistry are the most "misogynist," having gone to just two and four women, respectively.The economics prize, as mentioned, ranks at the bottom.Six women have won the peace prize in the past 15 years.
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