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