Just how diverse is data science? More specifically, if we look at the study of data science as a predictor of future participation in the field, what is the gender and demographic breakdown down of its students compared to other fields?
How diverse will a lucrative, growing field like data science be in the future? Will it end up like computer science today (not very diverse) or computer science a few decades ago (much more so)? One way to prognosticate the future demographic composition of data science is to look at who is studying data science and its prerequisite skills today. For data science, the results are not encouraging.