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The Gender Gap in Medical School Enrollments Is Disappearing

The Gender Gap in Medical School Enrollments Is Disappearing

New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that during the 2017-18 academic year, there were 43,571 women enrolled in U.S. medical schools and 46,571 men. In 2017, for the first time in history, women outnumbered men as first-year medical school matriculants.

Women Scientists Receive More Negative Comments on YouTube Than Men

Women Scientists Receive More Negative Comments on YouTube Than Men

The data showed that 14 percent of the comments posted on videos made by women were critical, compared to just six percent for men. Nearly 5 percent of comments were related to the woman’s appearance. Only 1.4 percent of the comments on men’s videos were related to appearance.

New Report Reveals Gender Differences in Occupations Four Years After College

New Report Reveals Gender Differences in Occupations Four Years After College

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that only 4.6 percent of women who graduated from college in 2008 were employed in STEM fields in 2012. For men the figure was 20.0 percent.

The Gender Gap in Mathematics Is Greatest in Affluent, Predominantly White School Districts

The Gender Gap in Mathematics Is Greatest in Affluent, Predominantly White School Districts

A new study by researchers at the Center for Educational Policy Analysis at Stanford University finds that nationwide the average school district had no gender achievement gap in math. But the data shows that shows that in high income, predominantly White areas, the mathematics gender gap persists in favor of boys.

University of Southern California Study Examines Gender Gap Among Film Critics

University of Southern California Study Examines Gender Gap Among Film Critics

The data shows that 82 percent of all reviewers were men. Women of color are particularly underrepresented. Only 4 percent of all reviewers were women from underrepresented groups. In contrast, some 64 percent of all movie critics are White men and 18 percent are White women.

Gender Differences in Tobacco Usage Among School Students

Gender Differences in Tobacco Usage Among School Students

Young women and girls are less likely to use tobacco products than boys and young men. In 2017, 17.5 percent of female high school students and 21.5 percent of male high school students reported that they used any type of tobacco product.

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Researchers found that while women seeking funds for start-up ventures have been at a disadvantage to men with traditional funding sources. But crowdfunding investors take the opposite view. These investors tend to believe women are more trustworthy.

A Look at the Gender Gap in Employment by Levels of Educational Attainment

A Look at the Gender Gap in Employment by Levels of Educational Attainment

For women aged 20 to 29 who were college graduates in October 2017, 77.9 percent were employed, a rate just slightly higher than their male peers. But the unemployment rate for male college graduates in this age group was 11.7 percent, compared to only 6.9 percent for women.

Do Women Face Discrimination From Examiners at the U.S. Patent Office?

Do Women Face Discrimination From Examiners at the U.S. Patent Office?

Researchers at Yale University found that overall, women inventors’ patents were more likely to be rejected than those filed by teams of men. When rejected, women’s applications were 2.5 percent less likely to be appealed. When applications were granted, women’s patents often had more words added that reduced the scope of their patents.

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

The Gender Pay Gap Among Corporate CEOs No Longer Exists, University of Alabama Study Says

Using compensation data from Execucomp, the study covers all forms of compensation, including base pay and stock options, from large public firms in the United States from 1996 to 2014. The research team found no gender bias in the remuneration provided to male and female CEOs.

When Is the Optimal Time For Programs to Encourage Girls to Consider STEM Fields?

When Is the Optimal Time For Programs to Encourage Girls to Consider STEM Fields?

A new study challenges the view that efforts to increase interest among girls into STEM fields should begin in elementary or middle school. The authors of a new University of Illinois study believe that such programs will be more effective in late adolescence.

Harvard Has a Long Way to Go to Reach Gender Parity in Faculty Positions

Harvard Has a Long Way to Go to Reach Gender Parity in Faculty Positions

Women make up just over one fifth of the tenured faculty at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. Women are less than one quarter of tenured faculty in Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School.

New Report Shows the Persisting Gender Gap in Faculty Pay at Colleges and Universities

New Report Shows the Persisting Gender Gap in Faculty Pay at Colleges and Universities

The average salary for women full professors in the 2017-18 academic year is $100,917. For male full professors, the average salary is $106,820. The gender pay exists at all academic ranks but is smaller at the associate and assistant professor and instructor and lecturer ranks.

American Association of University Women Examines Gender Earnings Gap by State

American Association of University Women Examines Gender Earnings Gap by State

In New York State women who were year-round, full-time workers earned 89 percent of their male counterparts, the best ratio in the nation. The earnings gap for year-round, full-time workers was largest in the states of Utah and Louisiana. In these states, women earned only 70 percent of what was earned by their male counterparts.

Research Finds Good Grades in College Don't Help Women in the Job Market

Research Finds Good Grades in College Don’t Help Women in the Job Market

A new study by Natasha Quadlin, an assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State University, finds that a man’s grade point average in college has little impact on their job prospects. But for women college graduates, a high grade point average has a negative impact on their getting a job.

Report Shows Lack of Gender Diversity in Faculty and Administrators  in California Higher Education

Report Shows Lack of Gender Diversity in Faculty and Administrators in California Higher Education

In the University of California System, women make up 54.1 percent percent of all undergraduate students. But women are just 33.6 percent of the tenured faculty in the system. Women hold 38.8 percent of senior leadership posts in the University of California System.

Graduate Students, Particularly Women, Suffer From High Levels of Anxiety and Depression

Graduate Students, Particularly Women, Suffer From High Levels of Anxiety and Depression

A new study lead by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, finds that graduate students are six times more likely than the general population to suffer from depression or anxiety, with women graduate students more likely to suffer than their male counterparts.

UCLA Reports Spotlights the Lack of Gender Diversity in Hollywood

UCLA Reports Spotlights the Lack of Gender Diversity in Hollywood

Women remained underrepresented, compared with their numbers in the U.S. population overall, in all 11 employment categories the report examines; and they actually lost ground, compared with last year’s figures in several categories.

The Gender Gap in High School Completion and Dropout Rates

The Gender Gap in High School Completion and Dropout Rates

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education In 2014, finds that 7.1 percent of all men ages 16 through 24 were not enrolled in school and did not have a high school diploma or equivalent certificate. For women the figure was 5.9 percent.

Georgetown University Study Documents a Persisting Gender Wage Gap for College Graduates

Georgetown University Study Documents a Persisting Gender Wage Gap for College Graduates

Perhaps most telling is the fact that women need to earn an extra degree up the education ladder in order to earn at or near the same level as men. Women with a master’s degree had average earnings of $83,000 in 2017, according to the report. But men with a bachelor’s degree had mean earnings of $87,000.

The Gender Gap in Speaking Time at Academic Conferences in the Life Sciences

The Gender Gap in Speaking Time at Academic Conferences in the Life Sciences

A new study lead by Petra Edlund of the department of chemistry and molecular biology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden finds that when women are invited to speak, their lectures tend to be shorter than those delivered by men.

Academic Study Finds a Gender Gap in Earnings of Uber Drivers

Academic Study Finds a Gender Gap in Earnings of Uber Drivers

It was thought that jobs in what the authors called the “Gig Economy” would produce greater opportunities for women because these jobs offer flexible work hours. But in examining data from nearly 2 million ride share drivers women earned 7 percent less per hour than men.

The Gender Gap in Advanced Placement Program Participation

The Gender Gap in Advanced Placement Program Participation

During the 2016-17 academic year, there were 1,543,873 women who took AP examinations. They made up 56.3 percent of the students who took one or more AP exams. But women were only a small minority of all test takers in disciplines such as physics and computer science.

The Persisting Gender Gap in Faculty Salaries at American Colleges and Universities

The Persisting Gender Gap in Faculty Salaries at American Colleges and Universities

For all full-time faculty at private four-year, degree-granting institutions, the average salary for men was $95,917 compared to $78,120 for women. For male full professors at these schools, the average salary was $132,020. For women full professors the average salary was $114,436.

Survey Finds Half of All Women in STEM-Related Jobs Have Faced Gender Discrimination

Survey Finds Half of All Women in STEM-Related Jobs Have Faced Gender Discrimination

More than three quarters of women who work in STEM fields at places where men are a majority of the workforce say they have faced gender discrimination including sexual harassment, unequal pay, and being treated as if they are not competent.

The Significant Gender Gap in Degree Attainments in the United States

The Significant Gender Gap in Degree Attainments in the United States

During the 2015-16 academic year, women earned 2,855,581 degrees and certificates at degree-granting institutions in the United States. For men the figure was 2,036,307. Thus, women won 58.4 percent of all awards. Women also won a majority of all research-oriented doctorates.

The Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Ranks

The Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Ranks

Data from the American Association of Medical Colleges shows that in 2016 there were 65,888 women faculty members at U.S. medical schools. There were 100,318 male faculty members. Thus, women made up 39.6 percent of all medical school faculty. Women were 22.8 percent of all full professors.

Academic Study Finds Dearth of Women as Directors of Major Hollywood Films

Academic Study Finds Dearth of Women as Directors of Major Hollywood Films

A new study led by Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor of communication at the University of Southern California, found that of 100 top grossing films each year during the 2007-to-2017 period, women directed only 43 films, or 4 percent of the total.

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

The report finds that women now make up 37.4 percent of the total enrollments at the 51-member business schools affiliated with the Forte Foundation. This is up from 33.4 percent in 2013. Now there are 14 business schools where women make up at least 40 percent of all enrollments. In 2013, there were only two.

In Medical Research, Gender Differences Are Explored More Often When Women Are on the Research Team

In Medical Research, Gender Differences Are Explored More Often When Women Are on the Research Team

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California and Aarhus University in Denmark, finds that when women participate in the publication of a medical research paper, the research is significantly more likely to deal with gender differences in the way people react to diseases and treatments.

Two State Universities Report Progress in Closing the Gender Pay Gap for Faculty

Two State Universities Report Progress in Closing the Gender Pay Gap for Faculty

Studies at Colorado State University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst find that when men and women teach in the same field for the same amount of time at the same rank, there is no statistically significant difference in pay.

The Gender Pay Gap for Physicists In and Outside the Academic World

The Gender Pay Gap for Physicists In and Outside the Academic World

The study found that for all physics faculty members and for women who hold physics Ph.D.s but work in the private sector, women earned, on average 18 percent less than male physics faculty. When all credentials are equal, women physicists still earn 6 percent less than men.

Careers of Women Faculty Members Are Burdened by "Academic Housekeeping" Chores

Careers of Women Faculty Members Are Burdened by “Academic Housekeeping” Chores

Research by Cassandra Guarino, professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, finds that women faculty members continue to disproportionately serve on committees and handle departmental administrative duties.

Examining the Data on Enrollments of Women in U.S. Graduate Schools

Examining the Data on Enrollments of Women in U.S. Graduate Schools

A new report from the Council on Graduate Schools finds that in 2016 there were 1,045,500 women students enrolled in U.S. graduate schools. They made up 57.5 percent of all enrollments. But women were less than 40 percent of all graduate students in engineering, mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences.

New Data on Poverty in the United States Shows a Continuing Gender Gap

New Data on Poverty in the United States Shows a Continuing Gender Gap

In 2016, 14.8 percent of all women and girls in the United States lived in poverty. For all males, the poverty rate was 12.2 percent. The good news is that the poverty rate for women and girls dropped from 16.3 percent in 2012 to 14.8 percent in 2016.