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Women in High-Net-Worth Households Tend to Leave the Financial Decisions to Men

Women in High-Net-Worth Households Tend to Leave the Financial Decisions to Men

In all different sex, married-couple families, men are deemed more knowledgable about financial matters in slightly more than half of all households. But among high-net-worth married couples, the husband was rated most knowledgable on finances in 90 percent of the households.

Pew Research Center Report Documents Gender Gap in STEM Degree Attainment and Employment

Pew Research Center Report Documents Gender Gap in STEM Degree Attainment and Employment

Women now earn a majority of all undergraduate and advanced degrees. But they remain a small share of degree earners in fields like engineering and computer science – areas where they are significantly underrepresented in the workforce. And when women do find work in STEM fields they tend to earn less than men.

Census Data Shows Women Making Snail-Like Progress in Business Ownership

Census Data Shows Women Making Snail-Like Progress in Business Ownership

Women-owned firms made up only 19.9 percent of all firms that employed people in the United States in 2018. Women-owned firms earned an average of $1.6 million in sales, shipments, or revenue; male-owned firms’ earnings were double that at $3.2 million.

Women's Employment Took a Hard Hit From COVID-19, But the Gender Gap Has Now Evaporated

Women’s Employment Took a Hard Hit From COVID-19, But the Gender Gap Has Now Evaporated

Before the pandemic, the unemployment rate for women was below the rate for men. By April 2020, the unemployment rate for women increased by fivefold, a larger increase than for men. By October, the unemployment rate for women once again dropped below the rate for men and has remained so through February 2021.

Women Are Scarce Among the Top Earners at America's Most Prestigious Universities

Women Are Scarce Among the Top Earners at America’s Most Prestigious Universities

The report from the American Association of University Women found that women were only 24 percent of the top-10 earners at 130 elite universities. At eight of the 130 universities, there were no women among the top-10 earners. A woman was the highest-salaried employee at just 18 percent of the institutions surveyed.

Women Making Snail-Like Progress in College Coaching and Sports Administration

Women Making Snail-Like Progress in College Coaching and Sports Administration

The latest report from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida finds that women held the head coaching job for only 41 percent of all women’s athletic teams in the NCAA’s Division I. In contrast, 95.8 percent of all head coaches for men’s teams in Division I are men.

The Gender Gap in College Enrollments of Recent High School Graduates

The Gender Gap in College Enrollments of Recent High School Graduates

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows that in 2019, 61.3 percent of male high school graduates had enrolled in postsecondary education by October of that year. For women high school graduates in 2019, 69.3 percent were enrolled in college by October.

Stanford University Study Finds That Lack of Self Confidence Can Explain Part of the Gender Pay Gap in STEM Fields

Stanford University Study Finds That Lack of Self Confidence Can Explain Part of the Gender Pay Gap in STEM Fields

Researchers found that women earned $61,000 in their first jobs compared to $65,000 for men, despite having the same degrees and grade point averages. According to the subjects’ answers to questions about their capabilities, the researchers concluded that a portion of the pay gap between men and women could be explained by a gap in self-confidence.

The Gender Gap in Medical School Enrollments Is Widening in Women’s Favor

The Gender Gap in Medical School Enrollments Is Widening in Women’s Favor

All told, in 2020, there were 94,243 students enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Women made up 51.5 percent of total enrollments. For the past five years, women’s enrollments have increased by at least 3 percent each year. During the same time period, the enrollment of men has declined slightly.

The Gender Gap in Financing Doctoral Education

The Gender Gap in Financing Doctoral Education

About one out of every five women who earned a doctorate paid for their degrees primarily from their own funds or saving. For men who earned doctorates in 2019, only 11.4 percent used their own funds or savings as the primary source for paying for their education. The average graduate student debt for women was 41 percent higher than the average for men.

College Athletic Powerhouses Receive a Grade of F in Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

College Athletic Powerhouses Receive a Grade of F in Gender Equity in Leadership Posts

In the Fall of 2020, there were 23 women who served as president or chancellor of the 130 educational institutions that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA’s Division I. There are only 12 women among the 130 athletic directors at these colleges and universities.

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Michigan

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Michigan

Data from the University of Michigan shows that in 2019, women make up 35 percent of all tenured or tenure-track faculty at the university. As is the case nationally, the gender gap is the most pronounced at the full professor level.

Women Are Far Less Likely Than Men to Die as a Result of Work-Related Injuries, But the Gap is Shrinking

Women Are Far Less Likely Than Men to Die as a Result of Work-Related Injuries, But the Gap is Shrinking

New statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in 2019, 437 women died from work-related injuries. This was 8.2 percent of all work-related fatalities due to injury. But the number of fatalities suffered by women due to work-related injuries is up 27 percent from 2015.

National Science Foundation Reports a Slight Drop in Doctoral Degree Attainments by Women

National Science Foundation Reports a Slight Drop in Doctoral Degree Attainments by Women

The National Science Foundation reports that in 2019, 17,994 American women earned doctorates at U.S. colleges and universities. From 2016 to 2018, more than 18,000 American women earned doctorates each year. Women earning doctoral degrees has increased 10.2 percent since 2010. For men the increase has been 13.1 percent.

Survey Finds Women Are Making Progress in Enrollments at High-Ranking Business Schools

Survey Finds Women Are Making Progress in Enrollments at High-Ranking Business Schools

The website Poets & Quants recently released its survey of women at the nation’s highest-ranked business schools. it found that that women made up 49 percent of the students in the entering class at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. This was the largest percentage of women among the top business schools.

New York University Aims to Address the Gender Disparity in Entrepreneurship

New York University Aims to Address the Gender Disparity in Entrepreneurship

The Female Founders Fellowship program supports entrepreneurs by plugging them into NYU’s ecosystem of resources, and, upon graduation, invites them to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to help alleviate the financial burden of early-career startup costs.

New Census Data Shows a Major Gender Gap in Median Income and Earnings in the United States

New Census Data Shows a Major Gender Gap in Median Income and Earnings in the United States

In 2018, the median income level for family households headed by a single woman was 69.4 percent of the median income for family households headed by a single man and 47.0 percent of the median income of married-couple families. Both of these income gaps widened from the previous year in 2018.

Women Narrow the Gender Gap in Scores on the SAT College Entrance Examination

Women Narrow the Gender Gap in Scores on the SAT College Entrance Examination

On the combined reading and mathematics sections of the SAT College Entrance Examination for students in the high school Class of 2020, men had a mean score of 1055 and women had a mean score of 1048. A year ago the overall gender gap in favor of men was 13 points. This year it was seven.

Gender Differences in Test Scores on the ACT College Entrance Examination

Gender Differences in Test Scores on the ACT College Entrance Examination

Some 27 percent of men who took the ACT test were deemed college-ready in all four areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science. For women, 25 percent of all test takers were deemed college-ready in all four areas.

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

The latest count shows 693 women on the Stanford faculty compared to 1,582 men. Over the past decade, the percentage of women on Stanford’s faculty has increased from 26 percent to 30 percent. In some schools on campus, the percentage of women faculty has decreased or remained stagnant over the last decade.

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

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

One of the most striking figures is that in 2019, women held the head coaching job for only 40.6 percent of all women’s athletic teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In contrast, 96 percent of all head coaches for men’s teams in Division I are men.

The Gender Gap in Reading Skills for Adolescents Can Predict the Gender Gap in College Enrollments

The Gender Gap in Reading Skills for Adolescents Can Predict the Gender Gap in College Enrollments

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Essex in England found that the combination of both the national reading proficiency levels of 15-year-old boys and girls and the social attitudes toward girls attending university can predict the enrollment in tertiary education 5 years later.

The Virus Kills More Men Than Women But Women May Feel a Harsher Economic Impact

The Virus Kills More Men Than Women But Women May Feel a Harsher Economic Impact

Men have been more likely to die from complications relating to the coronavirus. But a new report from Bloomberg shows that women are facing more dire economic consequences than men from the recession that has followed in the wake of the pandemic.

Gender Differences in Manuscript Submission Rates for a Leading Journal in Political Science

Gender Differences in Manuscript Submission Rates for a Leading Journal in Political Science

During a nearly three-year period, 65 percent of all manuscripts submitted to the American Journal of Political Science were authored by a single male or a group of men. Some 21 percent of all submissions had authors that were both men and women and only 14 percent were authored by either a single woman or a group of women.

Report Examines If There Is Gender Bias at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Report Examines If There Is Gender Bias at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

A new study by Science magazine finds that in 2011, women led 27 percent of the labs in the Division of Intramural Research. Today the figure is 23 percent. In contrast, at leading children’s research hospitals comparable percentages of women running research labs were between 30 percent and 47 percent.

The Gender Pay Gap Is Far Wider for Many Women of Color

The Gender Pay Gap Is Far Wider for Many Women of Color

In 2018, White women earn 79 percent of what is earned by White men. But African American women earn only 62 cents to the dollar compared to the earnings of White men. Hispanics women earned only 54 cents for every dollar earned by White men.

International Survey Shows Extent of Gender Differences in Aspirations for Careers in STEM

International Survey Shows Extent of Gender Differences in Aspirations for Careers in STEM

A study by the Financial Times finds “a sharp difference in attitudes towards boys and girls and their pursuit of science-related careers. It also highlights the gender stereotypes that affect pupils’ career choices and lead women to miss out on higher-earning occupations.”

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

Women who chair clinical departments at public medical schools are paid an average of 88 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, or about $70,000 to $80,000 less per year. Furthermore, when all other factors are accounted for such as region of the country, seniority, medical speciality etc., a significant pay gap remains.

Higher Levels of Education Are Leading to a Shrinking of the Gender Wage Gap

Higher Levels of Education Are Leading to a Shrinking of the Gender Wage Gap

As a result of more women in highly skilled jobs, the average hourly wage for women – after adjusting for inflation – increased from $15 to $22 from 1980 to 2018. For men, the average wage increased from $23 to $26. Thus, the hourly gender wage gap was cut by more than half during the period.

The Gender Pay Gap for Physicians Begins Immediately at the Start of Doctors' Careers

The Gender Pay Gap for Physicians Begins Immediately at the Start of Doctors’ Careers

The researchers found that for graduating medical residents and fellows in New York State for the years 1999–2017, the average starting compensation was $235,044 for men and $198,426 for women. Only 60 percent of the wage gap could be explained by differences in medical specialty.

Men Are Making Inroads Into the Nursing Profession and Tend to Earn More Than Women Nurses

Men Are Making Inroads Into the Nursing Profession and Tend to Earn More Than Women Nurses

Nursing remains a profession dominated by women but the percentage of men in nursing is growing. In 2018, male RNs represented 9.6 percent of the population, an increase from 7.1 percent in the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses conducted in 2008.

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

A study by Christine Exley of Harvard Business School and Judd Kessler of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania finds that when employers are looking at self-performance reviews, they are more likely to hire those who rate themselves higher. And men tend to rate themselves higher than women.

The Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

The Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

In October 2018, there were 13,421,000 women between the ages of 18 and 24 in the United States. Of these, 50.2 percent were enrolled in postsecondary education. For men in this age group, 44.7 percent were enrolled in postsecondary education. A similar college participation gap existed for 2018 high school graduates.

Baltimore Museum of Art to Only Purchase Works by Women in 2020

Baltimore Museum of Art to Only Purchase Works by Women in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art has 95,000 works of art. Just 4 percent were created by women. Now the museum is taking a major step to address the imbalance.

Study Offers a Roadmap to Reduce Bias and Increase the Number of Women in STEM Research

Study Offers a Roadmap to Reduce Bias and Increase the Number of Women in STEM Research

Last December a group of 23 scientists met at the Banbury Center in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, to discuss ways to reduce bias and increase the number of women in STEM research positions. Their findings were recently released in a paper published in Science magazine.