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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.

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.