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The Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates Begins on Graduation Day

The Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates Begins on Graduation Day

The study by Glassdoor Economic Research finds that in the first five years after college women will get paid 11.5 percent less than men. While discrimination and other factors enter into the equation, it appears that a major factor in the gender pay gap is due to occupational field which often is determined by college major.

Study Finds That in the Academic World Women Perform More Service Work Than Men

Study Finds That in the Academic World Women Perform More Service Work Than Men

The results show that women in academia are more likely to act as advisers and mentors, supervise clubs and other activities and serve on faculty committees. These efforts take time and reduce the amount of time women can spend on research and writing. This can hamper their ability to gain tenure or promotions.

University Study Finds That Women Are More Likely Than Men to Be Bullied at Work

University Study Finds That Women Are More Likely Than Men to Be Bullied at Work

The results of the study, led by researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta, showed that about one of every five workers reported being subjected to workplace bullying, but that women were bullied at a higher rate than men.

The Percentage of Women Teachers in the Nation's Schools Continues to Rise

The Percentage of Women Teachers in the Nation’s Schools Continues to Rise

In 1987, women made up 71.4 percent of the teacher workforce in the nation’s elementary and secondary schools. By 2012, women were 76.1 percent of the teachers in these schools.

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

Some 61.6 percent of adult women have at least some college experience, compared to 58.8 percent of adult men. More than one third, 33.7 percent, of adult women had obtained at least bachelor’s degree. More men than women hold professional degrees and doctoral degrees, but women hold a large lead in master’s degrees.

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Richard Lapchick, the lead author of the report, stated that “while there was some improvement for women as athletic administrators, it was negatively balanced by the fact that 45 years after the passage of Title IX, more than 60 percent of all women’s teams are still coached by men.”

Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap for Art Museum Directors

Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap for Art Museum Directors

At museums with operating budgets of $15 million or more, women directors earned 75 cents on average for every dollar earned by male directors in 2016. At art museums with a budget of less than $15 million, women directors earned 98 percent of the salaries earned by male directors.

The Gender Earnings Gap for American Teachers Is Most Pronounced at the College Level

The Gender Earnings Gap for American Teachers Is Most Pronounced at the College Level

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data on gender differences in median earnings by specific detailed occupations. For all postsecondary teaching positions, the median earnings for women in 2015 was $61,046. This was 85.4 percent of the median earnings for male postsecondary teachers, which stood at $71,485.

University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

Lissa Behm-Morawitz, an associate professor of communication at the University of Missouri, has been named a co-director of the new center. The new center will examine all aspects of diversity in both traditional and new media.

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have published a study which presents evidence that women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments.

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

The report, by the major academic publisher Elsevier, finds that women make up at least 40 percent of all published researchers in nine of the 12 countries studied. Fifteen years ago, women were 40 percent of all authors of research papers in only one of the 12 countries.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in the Most Prestigious Doctoral Programs

Study Finds a Gender Gap in the Most Prestigious Doctoral Programs

The data shows that women make up just under half of all doctorates in research fields but there are large gender gap in many specific fields. Also, the data showed that the share of doctoral degrees earned from the most prestigious programs is higher for men than for women.

A Significant Gender Gap in Academic Cardiology

A Significant Gender Gap in Academic Cardiology

A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital found that women were significantly less likely than men to be full professors, even when adjusting for factors such as age, years of experience, and research productivity that are traditionally associated with academic rank.

Report Finds a Persisting Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education Administrative Positions

Report Finds a Persisting Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education Administrative Positions

The data shows that in 2001, women in administrative positions in higher education earned approximately 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. There has been slight improvement. Today women administrators in higher education make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

Ranking the States by the Percentage of Women Among Their Doctoral Degree Recipients

In Minnesota, women earned 54.6 percent of all doctorates awarded in 2015. This was the highest percentage in the nation. Maine ranked second and the District of Columbia ranked third. The only other states where women earned more doctorates than men were Mississippi and North Dakota.

Study Finds a Persisting Gender Gap in Earnings Among Registered Nurses

Study Finds a Persisting Gender Gap in Earnings Among Registered Nurses

A new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that male registered nurses earn on average more than $5,000 than women registered nurses. Furthermore, the study found that this gender gap in wages among registered nurses has persisted for three decades.

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

The study finds that single professional women tend to downplay their accomplishments and not to reveal their ambitions, perhaps, according to the authors, because this may make them “undesirable in the marriage market.”

Study Looks at Gender Differences in Dormitory Room Cleanliness

Study Looks at Gender Differences in Dormitory Room Cleanliness

The study by CollegeStats found that men’s dorm rooms were found to have more than 3.5 times as much bacteria than women’s dorm rooms. The dirtiest place in men’s dorm rooms is the sheets on their beds.

A Gender Bias in Student Evaluations on RateMyProfessors.com

A Gender Bias in Student Evaluations on RateMyProfessors.com

Data from 7.9 million evaluations of 190,000 college faculty members in the United States posted on the website RateMyProfessors.com, shows male faculty members had overall scores higher than women in most academic disciplines.

New Report From The College Board Examines the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment and Earnings

New Report From The College Board Examines the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment and Earnings

Despite gains for women in college enrollments and degree attainments, a new report from The College Board shows that the gender gap in earnings prevails at all educational attainment levels. For example, for men and women who held professional degrees, the median income for men in 2015 was $131,200 compared to $82,500 for women.

Gender Differences in Bullying at School

Gender Differences in Bullying at School

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that more than 20 percent of all school students ages 12 to 18 in the United States were bullied at school during the 2014-15 school year. When we break down the figures by gender, we find some significant differences between boys and girls.

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some of these selective educational institutions have provided data broken down by gender.

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Worldwide by Religious Affiliation

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Worldwide by Religious Affiliation

Worldwide, men had an average of 8.3 years of schooling and women had an average of 7.2 years. When broken down by religious group, Jewish women had an average of 13.4 years of schooling, by far the highest level of any religious group. Hindu women had the lowest level of education, with only an average of 4.2 years of schooling.

Johns Hopkins University Study Finds Sharp Rise in Depression Among Adolescent Girls

Johns Hopkins University Study Finds Sharp Rise in Depression Among Adolescent Girls

Researchers found that in 2014, one in six adolescent girls reported a bout of clinical depression within the past year. The prevalence of major depressive episodes among adolescent girls increased from 13.1 percent in 2005 to 17.3 percent in 2014.

Cornell University Looks to Close the Faculty Gender Gap

Cornell University Looks to Close the Faculty Gender Gap

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has established several new initiatives aimed at increasing the number of women among new faculty hires.

Indiana University Study Examines Gender Pay Gaps by Sexual Orientation

Indiana University Study Examines Gender Pay Gaps by Sexual Orientation

The study found that while gay men earn less than heterosexual men and lesbians earn more than heterosexual women, these pay gaps results from differences in family characteristics. But for bisexual men and women, the study finds that workplace discrimination may be a significant factor in the pay gap.

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

The study found that both boys and girls were both more likely to leave charter schools than traditional public schools. However, boys were more likely than girls to exit charters at every grade level, by as much as 1 to 3 percentage points more per year, with larger gaps in the upper grades.

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

The Barlovento Foundation has established the Barlovento Scholarship for Women in Games in the design program at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The full-tuition scholarship will support women in graduate degree programs in game design.

A Persisting Gender Gap in Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Positons

A Persisting Gender Gap in Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Positons

Women now are a significant majority of all students enrolled in higher education and all students who earn degrees. But women still do not hold anywhere near a majority of faculty positions in higher education, particularly at the higher levels.

The "Mommy Factor" Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The “Mommy Factor” Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The study, led by a demographer at Cornell University, found that when women planned to delay marriage and limit the number of children they wanted – which would let them focus exclusively on work – they didn’t get the same employment opportunities in STEM as men.

Study Led by Northwestern University Scientists Finds Women Vastly Underrepresented in Genomics Scholarship

Study Led by Northwestern University Scientists Finds Women Vastly Underrepresented in Genomics Scholarship

The authors examined the publication records of nearly 4,000 faculty members in six different STEM fields: chemical engineering, chemistry, ecology, materials science, molecular biology, and psychology. The researchers found that females are underrepresented in large teams in genomics (a subdiscipline of molecular biology).

A Healthy Rise in Women Applicants and Matriculants to Medical Schools

A Healthy Rise in Women Applicants and Matriculants to Medical Schools

In 2016, there were 38,773 students who applied to medical schools. Of these, 19,682, or 50.8 percent, were women. This is the first time since 2007 that the number of women applicants was higher than the number of men.

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Computer Science Education

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Computer Science Education

Among the findings of a a new report from Google is the fact that more than one third of all male students said they were “very interested” in learning computer science in the future. Only 16 percent of female students agreed.

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

While women earn a solid majority of all degrees in higher education, they receive only about 37 percent of all degrees awarded in STEM fields. And even within STEM disciplines there are wide gender disparities.

Award-Winning Academic Study Examines Gender Differences on When People Lie

Award-Winning Academic Study Examines Gender Differences on When People Lie

The study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University found that women tend to not lie about themselves, but are willing to lie to support others, particularly when they are criticized or pressured by peers.