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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 at administrative positions in higher education earned approximately 77 cents on the dollar. There has been slight improve so that 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.

Academic Disciplines With Huge Gender Gaps in Doctoral Degree Awards

Academic Disciplines With Huge Gender Gaps in Doctoral Degree Awards

In 2015, women earned 46.2 percent of all doctorates awarded by universities in the United States. But there are a significant number of disciplines where women earned less than one third of all doctorates. In contrast, there are a large number of fields in which women earned more than three quarters of all doctorates.

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women's Health

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women’s Health

Dr. Kristen Salomon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, found that women experienced an increased heart rate and higher blood pressure when exposed to gender discrimination in a controlled experiment.

The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

For all students who enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at the nation’s largest four-year colleges and universities in 2009, 66 percent earned their degrees by 2015. When we break the figures down by gender, we see that 68 percent of women earned their degrees within six years compared to 63 percent of men.

The Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards

The Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards

In 2015, women earned 46.1 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded by American universities. But, if we restrict the data to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of this country, we find that 17,872 women earned doctorates. This is nearly 51 percent of all doctoral recipients among U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

In an experiment, children ages 5 to 7 were asked about their perception of the intellectual abilities of men and women in a story that was read to them. For children at age 5, boys and girls were equally likely to rate their own gender positively. But by age 7, girls were significantly less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their gender.

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.”

University of Minnesota Report Offers Data on Head Coaches of Women's College Teams

University of Minnesota Report Offers Data on Head Coaches of Women’s College Teams

The report from the Tucker Center for Women for Research on Women & Girls in Sport shows that in the 2016-17 academic year, women were 41.2 percent of all head coaches of women’s teams at these institutions. This is up from 41.1 percent a year ago.

Women Welcome Competition to Better Past Performances But Not When Pitted Against Others

Women Welcome Competition to Better Past Performances But Not When Pitted Against Others

A new study led by Coren Apicella, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, is the lead author of a study that shows women are very competitive in efforts to improve themselves but tend to shy away from competition when they are pitted against other women and men.

Study Led by Researchers at UCLA Finds Cognitive Decline for Women in Their 40s and 50s

Study Led by Researchers at UCLA Finds Cognitive Decline for Women in Their 40s and 50s

The data shows that women’s average decline in mental processing ability was 5 percent during the decade-long period. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average around 1 percent every five years.

Study Finds a Shortage of Women as Peer Reviewers in Scientific Journals

Study Finds a Shortage of Women as Peer Reviewers in Scientific Journals

The analysis found that women made up 20 percent of all peer reviewers for articles in the 20 scientific journals of the American Geophysical Union. In contrast, women were the lead authors of 27 percent of papers published in these journals and are 28 percent of the members of the AGU.

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

The Gender Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

On the boards of the largest companies that pay their directors at a higher rate, women and minorities are paid less than White men on these large company boards. The pay gap, as much as 9 percent, is due to the fact that women and minorities are less likely to hold leadership positions on these boards.

Ohio State University Study Shows No Increase in Maternity Leave Over the Past 20 Years

Ohio State University Study Shows No Increase in Maternity Leave Over the Past 20 Years

Between 1994 and 2015, there were an average of 273,000 women on maternity leave. The number of women taking maternity leave was relatively constant during this period. This is true despite the fact that the U.S. economy grew by 65 percent during the period adding millions of jobs.

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.

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Presents Data Showing Gender Wage Gap Is Widest in Wealthy Countries

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Presents Data Showing Gender Wage Gap Is Widest in Wealthy Countries

A new study by Mario Macis, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, finds that the gender earnings gap is largest in the world’s most wealthy countries. This is true despite the fact that gender education gap in the world’s wealthiest countries is smaller or nonexistent.

Academic Research Examines the Racial Disparity in Breastfeeding Rates

Academic Research Examines the Racial Disparity in Breastfeeding Rates

The African American mothers interviewed for study for the most part wanted to breastfeed but were hampered by systemic, institutional and cultural barriers. Limited family leave and the demands of school made it difficult for many to meet their breastfeeding goals.

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.

University of Rochester Study Examines Cognitive Impairment of Breast Cancer Survivors After Chemotherapy

University of Rochester Study Examines Cognitive Impairment of Breast Cancer Survivors After Chemotherapy

The University of Rochester study found that over a one-year period from diagnosis to post-chemotherapy follow-up, breast cancer survivors who had undergone chemotherapy had a 36.5 percent reduction in cognitive abilities compared to a 13.6 percent drop in the control group.

Academic Study Finds Exposure to a Plastic Compound May Impact Maternal Behavior

Academic Study Finds Exposure to a Plastic Compound May Impact Maternal Behavior

The results show that female mice exposed to BPS showed a lack of adjustment to the changing needs of their offspring. Female mice exposed to the lower dose of BPS also had a higher instance of infanticide. The BPS compound is found in many cosmetic products.

Johns Hopkins University Scientist Calls for More Attention to Gender Differences in Clinical Trials

Johns Hopkins University Scientist Calls for More Attention to Gender Differences in Clinical Trials

Sabra L. Klein, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health a Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, argues that most researchers ignore gender differences when conducting research and clinical trials.

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.

University of Pittsburgh Study Finds Low Level of Physical Activity Among Urban Adolescent Girls

University of Pittsburgh Study Finds Low Level of Physical Activity Among Urban Adolescent Girls

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have published a new study showing that adolescent girls in urban areas of Pittsburgh are not engaging in a healthy level of physical activity.

Academic Study Finds That Women Abused as Children Have Higher Mortality Rates Over the Long Term

Academic Study Finds That Women Abused as Children Have Higher Mortality Rates Over the Long Term

In a study led by Edith Chen, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University, results showed that women who reported they were abused as children had a higher level of mortality over the long term than women who did not report child abuse. There was no difference in mortality rates for men who were abused compared to men who were not abused.

Harvard Study Produces Data That Seems to Show Women Are Better Doctors Than Men

Harvard Study Produces Data That Seems to Show Women Are Better Doctors Than Men

A new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health found that Medicare patients who were treated by women physicians in hospitals were less likely to die and less likely to be readmitted to the hospital than Medicare patients who were treated by male doctors.

Academic Study Finds Older Women Underutilize the Web to Deal With Chronic Health Conditions

Academic Study Finds Older Women Underutilize the Web to Deal With Chronic Health Conditions

The study of hundreds of women over the age of 44 with at least one chronic condition, found that 35 percent did not use the internet to help them deal with their afflictions. Of those who did go online to obtain more information, most did not use the resources available to them.

New Research Focuses Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts on Adolescent Boys

New Research Focuses Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts on Adolescent Boys

Many sexual assault prevention programs focus on educating women on how to avoid sexual violence or on bystander prevention programs aimed at diffusing situations that may lead to sexual assault. But a new initiative seeks to prevent sexual assault at its source, the behavior of boys and young men.

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Worldwide by Religious Affiliation

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment Worldwide by Religious Affiliation

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.

On the Issue of Gender Equality, Highly Educated Women Are More Likely to Rate Their Employers Poorly

On the Issue of Gender Equality, Highly Educated Women Are More Likely to Rate Their Employers Poorly

According to a new study by PaysScale Inc. an online salary, benefits and compensation information company, women with higher levels of education tend to give their employers poorer marks on issues of gender equality than women with lower levels of education.

A Surge in Sexual Discrimination Complaints at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

A Surge in Sexual Discrimination Complaints at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

The data shows there were 7,747 complaints relating to sexual discrimination filed with the Office for Civil Rights during the 2016 fiscal year. This was 46 percent of all complaints filed that year. Of these, most were related to Title IX provisions concerning equal opportunity for girls and women in athletics at educational institutions.

How American Women Rank Against the World in STEM Degree Attainment

How American Women Rank Against the World in STEM Degree Attainment

American women are in the middle of the pack among developed nations in their percentage of all degrees earned in the natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science. But women in the United States are near the bottom of the rankings of developed nations in their percentage of all degrees earned in engineering.

Middle School Bullying May Lead to a Propensity for Sexual Harassment Later

Middle School Bullying May Lead to a Propensity for Sexual Harassment Later

A study found that a major ingredient in bullying among middle school students involves homophobic name calling directed at boys. Victims of such bullying often turn to sexual harassment of girls to demonstrate to their male peers that they are not gay.

Report Finds Breastfeeding for Working Mothers Remains Challenging

Report Finds Breastfeeding for Working Mothers Remains Challenging

A report authored by scholars at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia finds that even at organizations that have made a concerted effort to support breastfeeding mothers, women still face barriers and peer pressure that can make it difficult for them in the workplace.