According to the study by Nielsen//NetRatings, an Internet measurement service, 49.8% or 12.2 million of the men online in January 2002 were from the executive ranks compared with a third or 5.5 million women.
Meanwhile, more than a quarter of clerical workers online during the period were women while just 3.5% or 862,000 of the males worked as clerks.
Women also lag behind their male counterparts in terms of Internet usage at work, according to the Nielsen//NetRatings data. The woman are largely much less aggressive Web surfers, initiating 11% fewer online sessions in January, spending 18% less time on the Internet, and viewing 13% fewer Web pages compared to men.
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