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University of Nebraska Study Finds that Women Do Better in Jobs in Blue States Than They Do in Red States

University of Nebraska Study Finds that Women Do Better in Jobs in Blue States Than They Do in Red States

In red states, the concentration of women in top jobs is 43 percent of the share of men in the jobs, while in blue states, it is 47 percent. Women’s share of top non-STEM jobs in red states is 42 percent of men’s share and 52 percent of men’s share in blue states.

Tracking the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Millennials

Tracking the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Millennials

The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new report on the progress made by students who were sophomores in high school in the year 2002. The report reveals several differences between men and women students that may be of interest.

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The authors tracked the quarterly earnings of men and women college graduates between 1995 and 2008. They found that at the start of their careers after college, the earnings gap was very small. But as these graduates reached their mid-40s the gender gap became huge.

Report Finds a Gender Wage Gap Among Recent Graduates of Florida's Public Universities

Report Finds a Gender Wage Gap Among Recent Graduates of Florida’s Public Universities

The report found that the median earnings of women graduates with full-time jobs was $37,000. This was $5,500 less than the median earnings of male graduates who were employed full-time.

Report Documents the Progress of Women in College Sports Under Title IX

Report Documents the Progress of Women in College Sports Under Title IX

The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently released a new report on the progress that women have made in college sports since Title IX was enacted in 1972. The report found that Division I colleges and universities still spend twice as much money on men’s sports than they do on women’s sports.

Study Finds That Lower Resting Heart Rates of Men Contribute to the Gender Gap in Criminal Activity

Study Finds That Lower Resting Heart Rates of Men Contribute to the Gender Gap in Criminal Activity

It is well known that men are far more likely to participate in criminal activity, particularly violent crime, than women. A new study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania finds that that the lower resting heart rate of men compared to women can explain between 5 and 17 percent of the gender gap in criminal activity.

University of Alabama Survey Finds Gender Gap in Perception of Leadership in Public Relations

University of Alabama Survey Finds Gender Gap in Perception of Leadership in Public Relations

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama has released a new report that found “women’s perceptions of their lack of shared power in decision making, insufficient two-way communication, and devaluing of their opinions are reflected in lower levels of trust in the organization and its culture and less confidence in leaders.”

Academic Study Examines Gender Differences in How Fathers Treat Their Young Children

Academic Study Examines Gender Differences in How Fathers Treat Their Young Children

The study examined brain scans of fathers while they interacted with children in real-world settings. The authors observed that fathers tended to engage in more rough play with boys than with girls. When interacting with girls, fathers sang to their children more often and used words associated with emotions and referred more often to body parts.

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Greater for Girls Than for Boys

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Greater for Girls Than for Boys

The study of middle and high school students in a large urban district by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, found that Blacks girls are three times as likely as White girls to be sent to the principal’s office.

Women Business Professors Less Likely Than Their Male Peers to Be Named to Endowed Chairs

Women Business Professors Less Likely Than Their Male Peers to Be Named to Endowed Chairs

A study led by a Len Trevino, a professor of management in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, finds women continue to face barriers in appointments to the highest-level faculty positions at business schools.

Employment and Unemployment Rates by Gender for Young College Students

Employment and Unemployment Rates by Gender for Young College Students

For 16- to 24-year-old women enrolled in college, 3.9 percent were actively seeking work but couldn’t find it. The unemployment rate for male college students in this age group was 8.1 percent, more than double the rate for women.

Harvard University Making Some Progress in Increasing Women on Its Faculty

Harvard University Making Some Progress in Increasing Women on Its Faculty

In 2017, women made up 25.8 percent of all tenured faculty and 42 percent of all tenure-track faculty at Harvard. But women make up less than one quarter of the tenured faculty at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Medical School.

At U.S. Veterinary Schools, Women Are 80 Percent of Students But 36 Percent of Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty

At U.S. Veterinary Schools, Women Are 80 Percent of Students But 36 Percent of Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty

Over the past half century, there has been a polar switch in the gender make up of enrollments at U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. In 1970, men made up 89 percent of all enrollments at these schools. Today, women are more than 80 percent of the students at veterinary schools.

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.