Wikiwaste: Studying the Gender-Gap on Wikipedia

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Levin Center Identifier
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2016-05-09
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From the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management led by Senator Rand Paul issued a weekly waste report on government spending, specifically the $8 billion budget given to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Subcommittee used the event of the NSF spending $70,000 to study gender disparity among Wikipedia contributors as an example of wasteful spending from the NSF's continuously increasing budget.
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