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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.

Study Examines the Gender Wage Gap for Faculty at Public Universities

Study Examines the Gender Wage Gap for Faculty at Public Universities

The study determined that on average, women earned $23,000 less than men. The authors found that wage gaps were largely due to three factors: amount of work experience, research productivity and field of expertise. The gender wage is driven predominantly by underrepresentation in science and math intensive fields.

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

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

The median income of households headed by a single woman in the United States in 2016 was $41,027. For households headed by a single man in 2016, the median income figure was $58,057. The good news is that the gender gap in median income grew a bit smaller from 2015 to 2016.

The Gender Gap Among Degree Recipients in Humanities Disciplines

The Gender Gap Among Degree Recipients in Humanities Disciplines

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences finds that in 2015, women earned 61.7 percent of all associate’s degrees in humanities fields. The percentage of women among associate’s degree recipients in the humanities has remained largely unchanged since 1989. Women also made up 61 percent of all recipients of bachelor’s degrees in the humanities.

Women Outscore Men on the ACT College Entrance Examination

Women Outscore Men on the ACT College Entrance Examination

The annual report on college readiness issued by the American College Testing Program shows that for the first time in history, young women, on average, scored higher than men on the ACT college entrance examination. On the ACT scoring scale of 1 to 36, the average score of women was 21.1, compared to 21.0 for men.

Study Finds That the 35 Highest-Paid Employees of the University of California Are All Men

Study Finds That the 35 Highest-Paid Employees of the University of California Are All Men

An analysis of state records conducted by the Sacramento Bee newspaper found that of the 35 people employed by the University of California System who make more than $1 million annually, all 35 are men.

Examining the Gender Gap in Bachelor Degree Awards in Various Disciplines

Examining the Gender Gap in Bachelor Degree Awards in Various Disciplines

A new study by the American Enterprise Institute found that that women make up a huge percentage of all degree earners in some fields and very few in others. For example, women made up 87 percent of all bachelor’s degree earners in the field of family and consumer sciences but only 18 percent in computer science.

How MIT Closed the Gender Gap in Mechanical Engineering

How MIT Closed the Gender Gap in Mechanical Engineering

According to the American Society for Engineering Education, only 13.2 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in mechanical engineering in 2015 were earned by women. But at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 49.5 percent of all undergraduate majors in mechanical engineering are women.

University of Southern California Study Examines the Gender Gap in the Film Industry

University of Southern California Study Examines the Gender Gap in the Film Industry

In the top 100 grossing films of 2016, women and girls were only 31.4 percent of the actors who had speaking roles. More than a quarter of these 100 films had some nudity of women, while only 9.2 percent had some nudity of male characters.

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.