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Gender Differences in Employment and Compensation for Women in the Arts

Gender Differences in Employment and Compensation for Women in the Arts

in the 2015-19 period, women were 47.6 percent of all artists, roughly equivalent to the percentage of women in the entire labor force. But as in the economy as a whole, there are many occupations where women hold the vast majority of positions and others where the representation of women is low. Women artists (working full‐year, full‐time) earned $0.80 for every dollar earned by men artists.

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Bullying Victimization at School

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Bullying Victimization at School

More than 25 percent of all girls ages 12 to 18 in 2019 reported that they had been bullied at school compared to 19 percent of boys. The largest gender gap was in cyberbullying. More than 22 percent of all girls who were bullied said that they had been victims of cyberbullying. Only 7.6 percent of boys said they were victims of cyberbullying.

Report Finds Limited Progress in Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership Positions in K-12 Education

Report Finds Limited Progress in Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership Positions in K-12 Education

According to the American Superintendent 2020 Decennial Study, 26.7 percent of district superintendents across the country were women. Today in Utah, 12.2 percent (5 of 41) of superintendents are women, a number that remains unchanged since 2017. Women make up just 29 percent of all high school principals.

Study Finds That Women Do Not Receive the Credit They Deserve in Scientific Research

Study Finds That Women Do Not Receive the Credit They Deserve in Scientific Research

The results of the study showed that women who worked on a research project were 13 percent less likely to be named as authors in related scientific articles compared to their male colleagues. Furthermore, women were 59 percent less likely than men to be named on patents related to projects that they both worked on.

Study Finds a Persistent and Longstanding Gender Gap in Leadership Aspirations

Study Finds a Persistent and Longstanding Gender Gap in Leadership Aspirations

A new study finds that women in the United States are still less likely than men to express a desire to take on leadership or managerial roles. The gender gap in leadership aspirations, which has remained relatively constant over six decades, translated into more than two male leaders to every one female leader at the highest levels.

Study Finds Gender Differences in Qualifications for Appointment to the Federal Bench

Study Finds Gender Differences in Qualifications for Appointment to the Federal Bench

A new study by scholars at the University of Louisville, Yale University, and Oregon State University finds that women of color appointed to the federal judiciary typically have a greater depth of professional experiences and are more likely to have previously served as a judge than their White male counterparts.

Study of Facebook Data Examines Worldwide Gender Differences in Preferences

Study of Facebook Data Examines Worldwide Gender Differences in Preferences

Research by scholars at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain examined how the difference in preferences between men and women changes with a country’s degree of gender equality.

The Productivity Penalty Impacting New Mothers in the Academic World

The Productivity Penalty Impacting New Mothers in the Academic World

Despite strides in family-leave offerings, and men taking a greater role in parenting, women in academia still experience about a 20 percent drop in productivity after having a child, while their male counterparts generally do not, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Stubborn Gender Pay Gap in Academic Medicine

The Stubborn Gender Pay Gap in Academic Medicine

A new study finds that women starting out their careers in academic medicine are paid less than men in almost all areas of medicine. The authors conclude that equalizing starting salaries would address the majority of the differences in earning potential.

Women Earn Less Than Men in All Fifty States

Women Earn Less Than Men in All Fifty States

The gender gap was the largest in the state of Wyoming. There, women earned only 63 cents for every dollar earned by men. Vermont has the lowest gender earning gap. There, the median earnings of men were $51,241 compared to median earnings of $46,641 for women. Thus, women made 91 cents to the dollar earned by men.

How Gender Disparities in Wealth Impact Higher Education

How Gender Disparities in Wealth Impact Higher Education

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new data on household wealth in 2019. The statistics show that the median net worth of households headed by single men was $50,150 in 2019. For households headed by a single woman, the median net worth was $36,600. About 80 percent of all single-parent families are headed by women.

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Gender Diversity in Leadership Posts

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Gender Diversity in Leadership Posts

The latest report on the status of women and racial and ethnic minorities in leadership positions at the 130 educational institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCCA has been released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. These are generally the schools with the nation’s largest athletic programs.

American Women Save Less for Retirement Than Their Male Peers

American Women Save Less for Retirement Than Their Male Peers

About 50 percent of women ages 55 to 66 have no personal retirement savings, compared to 47 percent of men. Women also lag men in the amount of retirement savings. Some 22 percent of women have $100,000 or more in personal retirement savings compared to 30 percent of men.

Women Are a Small Percentage of Finance Faculty But Some Slow Progress Is Being Made

Women Are a Small Percentage of Finance Faculty But Some Slow Progress Is Being Made

A new study conducted by Mila G. Sherman, professor of finance in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Heather Tookes, professor of finance at the Yale School of Management, finds that only 16 percent of the finance faculty at the nation’s top business schools are women.

The Extent of Gender and Racial Bias in Academic Research

The Extent of Gender and Racial Bias in Academic Research

A new study of more than 5 million articles published between 2008 and 2019 — primarily by U.S.-based researchers found that Black, Latino, and women authors are underrepresented in many STEM fields and often appear as authors only in less-cited fields.

New Reports Examines the  Impact of a Women College or University President on the Gender Pay Gap in Academia

New Reports Examines the Impact of a Women College or University President on the Gender Pay Gap in Academia

A new report from CUPA-HR finds that female senior institutional officers, institutional administrators, and heads of divisions are paid more equitably at institutions with a female president than at institutions with a male president.

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented Among Presidents of the Nation's Leading Research Universities

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented Among Presidents of the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

A new report from the Women’s Power Gap Initiative at the Eos Foundation, in partnership with the American Association of University Women, finds that women make up only 22 percent of the presidents at the nation’s major research universities. Most striking is the fact that 60 of these 130 research universities have never had a woman president.

Disgusted by a Professor's Remarks, Boise State University Senior Raises Funds for Women in STEM

Disgusted by a Professor’s Remarks, Boise State University Senior Raises Funds for Women in STEM

After a faculty member stated that “making special efforts to recruit women into fields where they don’t seem to want to be” should cease, Ally Orr, a senior at Boise State, responded with a GoFundMe campaign that raised $70,000 for the Women in STEM, Medicine and Law Scholarship. The scholarship will help fund the education of women in these fields at Boise State this fall.

In Workers Compensation Cases, Women Win More Money When Their Doctors Are Women

In Workers Compensation Cases, Women Win More Money When Their Doctors Are Women

A new study from economics researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Illinois at Chicago showed that female claimants were 5 percent more likely to be evaluated as disabled and received about 8.5 percent more in cash benefits when the doctor assigned to their claim was female rather than male. There was no difference for male patients.

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 919 doctorates compared to only 626 men. Thus. women earned nearly three firths of all doctorates awarded in the state in 2020, the highest percentage in the nation. In Wyoming, women made up only 34 percent of all doctorates awarded in the state in 2020, the lowest percentage in the nation.

New Data Finds Wide Gender Disparities in Specialties of Medical Residents

New Data Finds Wide Gender Disparities in Specialties of Medical Residents

The data shows there were 46,257 men who had graduated from U.S. or Canadian medical schools who were serving as medical residents in 2020-21. There were 41,405 women medical residents. Thus, women were 47.2 percent of all medical residents who had graduated from medical schools in the U.S. or Canada. Women were vastly underrepresented in many surgical fields.

The Wide Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards in Specific Academic Disciplines

The Wide Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards in Specific Academic Disciplines

Women made up a small majority of all U.S. citizens or permanent residents who earned doctorates in 2020. But when we look at doctorate degree awards in specific disciplines, we find a continuing wide gender gap in many specific disciplines.

More Evidence of the Adverse Effects of the Pandemic on Women's Scholarly Activity

More Evidence of the Adverse Effects of the Pandemic on Women’s Scholarly Activity

In an examination of article submissions to more than 2,300 journals published by Elsevier, the authors found that while the number of manuscripts submitted to journals generally increased during the first wave of the pandemic compared to similar months in the two prior years, the number of manuscripts submitted by men was higher than those submitted by women.

The Gender Gap in Voter Participation Rates of College Students

The Gender Gap in Voter Participation Rates of College Students

In 2020, 64 percent of women college students voted compared to 58 percent of male students. The voter participation rate at women’s colleges was particularly high, significantly higher than for college students generally. In 2020, 76 percent of all students at women’s colleges cast ballots.

The Lack of Gender Diversity in Climate Change Research

The Lack of Gender Diversity in Climate Change Research

Several recent studies have shown that women are only a small percentage of the leading researchers in climate change, according to the number of published research appears and citations of published scholarly work.

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women's Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women’s Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

A recent study led by Denise L. Reyes, a new assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston, comes to the conclusion that the salary gap between men and women may be due to certain personality traits, specifically – assertiveness. 

Report Finds Glaring Gender Disparities in NCAA Division I Basketball Tournaments

Report Finds Glaring Gender Disparities in NCAA Division I Basketball Tournaments

The report from an independent law firm found that “the experience of the women’s tournament participants was markedly different from and inferior to that of the men’s tournament participants. The NCAA’s organizational structure and culture prioritize men’s basketball, contributing to gender inequity . . . in large part because the vast majority of the NCAA’s current revenue comes from men’s basketball.”

Study Examines How Religion Impacts the Gender Pay Gap in the United States and Worldwide

Study Examines How Religion Impacts the Gender Pay Gap in the United States and Worldwide

A study by Traci Sitzmann, a professor of management at the University of Colorado Denver and Elizabeth Campbell an assistant professor in the School of Management at the University of Minnesota, finds that religion may be a significant factor in the worldwide gender pay gap. They also found that the wage gap is lower in the more secular states in the U.S.

New Data Shows That Men Outperform Women on the Architect Registration Examination

New Data Shows That Men Outperform Women on the Architect Registration Examination

For the first time, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has released demographic data on passage rates for its Architect Registration Examination, which is required for licensure throughout the United States. The passage rate for women was significantly lower than the rate for men on several of the six sections of the examination.

American Association of University Women Examines the Gender Pay Gap and How to Eliminate It

American Association of University Women Examines the Gender Pay Gap and How to Eliminate It

In 2019, men had a median income of $57,456, while women had a median income of $47,299 — a wage gap of 18 percent. Based on recent progress, the AAUW report calculates that White women will reach pay parity with men by the year 2069. But for Black women, the trend suggests that they won’t reach wage parity until 2369, nearly 250 years from now.

A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

The study found that in academic medicine specialties with greater female representation were consistently those in which all physicians had lower salaries. The widest pay discrepancy of 21 percent was in the field of cardiology.

The Gender Gap in Inventors in the Biomedical Field Impacts the Gender Focus of What Is Invented

The Gender Gap in Inventors in the Biomedical Field Impacts the Gender Focus of What Is Invented

A new study finds that patents in the biomedical field with all-female inventor teams were 35 percent more likely than all-male teams to focus on women’s health. Thus, they concluded that had male and female inventors been equally represented over the 1976 to 2010 period, there would have been an additional 6,500 more female-focused inventions.

Women Making Slow Progress on Corporate Boards, But Women Board Members Are Making an Impact

Women Making Slow Progress on Corporate Boards, But Women Board Members Are Making an Impact

A new study by Seema Pissaris, a clinical professor of international business at Florida International University in Miami, finds that the presence of women on boards of directors brings actual change, contributing to aspects of firm strategy concerned with acquisition, allocation, and deployment of key assets and resources.

Medical Journal Articles Authored by Women Are Cited Less Often Than Articles Authored by Men

Medical Journal Articles Authored by Women Are Cited Less Often Than Articles Authored by Men

A new study by Paula Chatterjee an assistant professor of general internal medicine and Rachel Werner, executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, finds that articles published by women in high-impact medical journals have fewer citations than those written by men, especially when women are primary and senior authors.

Report Documents the Employment Shortfall of Women in the Tech Workforce

Report Documents the Employment Shortfall of Women in the Tech Workforce

A new report from the Computing Technology Industry Association offers a wealth of data on employment in the technology sector. Some of the data included in the report on employment in technology jobs is broken down by gender. Nationally, women represent approximately 49 percent of the U.S. workforce and 26 percent of the workforce in tech occupations.