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Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

According to the study, following an incidence of misconduct, female advisers are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs relative to male advisers. This is true despite the fact that males are more likely to commit acts of misconduct.

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.

The Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Move Up the Educational Ladder

The Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Move Up the Educational Ladder

The data shows that women with a college degree earn, on average, $26.93 per hour. But men with a college degree earn $37.13 per hour on average. For those with graduate degrees the gender pay gap is even greater.

Report Finds Gender Differences in Victimization and Perpetration of Cyberbullying

Report Finds Gender Differences in Victimization and Perpetration of Cyberbullying

Nearly 37 percent of adolescent girls reported they had been cyberbullied compared to 30.5 percent of adolescent boys. Boys were more likely than girls to have cyberbullied others. The moat common form of cyberbullying among girls is the spreading of false rumors online.

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

If we look at all four-year educational institutions, we find that 62.1 percent of women who entered these institutions in 2009 seeking a bachelor’s degree earned their degree within six years. For men seeking bachelor’s degrees, the graduation rate was 56.2 percent.

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Academic Study Finds That Women Perceive That Racists Will Also Be Sexists

Test subjects were given profiles that included clues that the person was either sexist or racist. In follow-up questions, the data showed that women tended to believe that someone expressing racist attitudes would also be sexist.

Women Make Up a Disproportionate Share of Enrollments at For-Profit Postsecondary Schools

Women Make Up a Disproportionate Share of Enrollments at For-Profit Postsecondary Schools

Women make up 57 percent of all undergraduate students in all postsecondary institutions combined. But women are 66 percent of all students at two-year, for-profit colleges and schools and 76 percent of all students at schools that are for-profit but are for less than two years.

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.

University of Pennsylvania Study Examines Gun Use in Domestic Violence Incidents

University of Pennsylvania Study Examines Gun Use in Domestic Violence Incidents

Author Susan B. Sorenson, a professor of social policy, notes that using a gun is a form of coercive control, in which an abuser doesn’t necessarily want to physically hurt a victim but rather cement the power dynamic between, thus increasing the intimidation factor.

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.

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.