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College-Educated Women Are Increasingly Having Babies Before Marriage

College-Educated Women Are Increasingly Having Babies Before Marriage

A new study authored by Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, finds that in 1996, only 4 percent of college-educated women in their 30s had their first babies while unmarried. Twenty years later, that percentage has increased six-fold to 24.5 percent.

The Gender Gap in Online Learning Has Narrowed During the Pandemic

The Gender Gap in Online Learning Has Narrowed During the Pandemic

Coursera, Inc., one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, released a new study that found that women in the United States are learning online at higher rates compared to the pre-pandemic period, representing 52 percent of new learners in 2021, up from 47 percent in 2019. Women enrollments in online STEM courses increased from 35 percent to 42 percent.

How Marriage, Parenting, and Issue of Work-Life Balance Impact Women Academics' Publication Rates

How Marriage, Parenting, and Issue of Work-Life Balance Impact Women Academics’ Publication Rates

A new study led by Elaine Howard Ecklund, who holds the Herbert S. Autrey chair in social sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that parenting, marriage, and the strain of maintaining a work-family balance are all factors for women’s success in publishing. But there were differences by global region and academic discipline.

Differences in Educational and Employment Histories of Men and Women College Graduates a Decade Later

Differences in Educational and Employment Histories of Men and Women College Graduates a Decade Later

The study found that a decade after graduating from college, more than 28 percent of women went on to earn a master’s degree compared to 24.5 percent of men. Women were slightly less likely than men to have earned a research doctorate or a professional degree. Men, on average, earned $20,000 more per year than women.

Study Finds Gender Differences in College Student Stress Levels and Coping Mechanisms

Study Finds Gender Differences in College Student Stress Levels and Coping Mechanisms

Overall, women indicated higher levels of stress than their male counterparts. Gender differences were evident in both coping dimensions and individual coping strategies used. Women were found to utilize the emotion-focused coping dimension and endorsed the use of four coping strategies more often than males. These included self-distraction, emotional support, instrumental support, and venting.

Do Merit-Based Pay Systems Reduce the Gender Compensation Gap?

Do Merit-Based Pay Systems Reduce the Gender Compensation Gap?

A new study led by Eunmi Mun, an assistant professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, finds that rather than reducing gender-based pay inequality by limiting managers’ reliance on factors such as gender bias and favoritism, a shift to performance bonuses and other meritocratic employment practices may actually widen the gap by preserving the status quo.

Mothers May Face a Higher Level of Job Discrimination Than Other Women

Mothers May Face a Higher Level of Job Discrimination Than Other Women

According to author Patrick Ishizuka, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis, discrimination against mothers likely results from conflict between the perceived time commitments necessary to be a “good mother” and an ideal worker. Whereas many professional and managerial workers are expected to work all the time, low-wage service workers are increasingly expected to work at any time.

Virginia Tech Study Finds Gender Differences in Fears About the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virginia Tech Study Finds Gender Differences in Fears About the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University finds that women express more fear than men over the health aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that men are more likely to die from complications of the virus. Men worry more than women over the economic impact of the pandemic.

Northeastern University Study Examines Gender Differences in Physician Burnout Rates

Northeastern University Study Examines Gender Differences in Physician Burnout Rates

Researchers examined data from 43 studies on physician burnout conducted between 2010 and 2019. The results showed that women physicians experience burnout more often and to a greater degree than men. In almost 90 percent of studies that compared burnout by gender, female physician samples reported higher burnout prevalence, particularly in the form of emotional exhaustion.

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women's Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women’s Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

A recent study led by Denise L. Reyes, a new assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston, comes to the conclusion that the salary gap between men and women may be due to certain personality traits, specifically – assertiveness. 

Has the 21st-Century Economy Produced a Change in Marriage Patterns in the United States?

Has the 21st-Century Economy Produced a Change in Marriage Patterns in the United States?

According to new research led by University of Wisconsin­–Madison professor of sociology Christine Schwartz, the tendency of people to marry those with similar jobs has not changed much over the past half century. Due especially to the increased representation of women in professional jobs, dual-professional marriages have become by far the most common coupling.

University of Minnesota Research Finds Eating Disorders Affect Women in All Socioeconomic Groups

University of Minnesota Research Finds Eating Disorders Affect Women in All Socioeconomic Groups

Many people have the impression that eating disorders mainly affect White girls and women from middle and high-income families. But new research from scholars at the University of Minnesota finds that binge eating and use of unhealthy weight control behaviors are prevalent among young people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

In the Field of Communication, Women's Scholarship Is Cited Less Often Than the Work of Men

In the Field of Communication, Women’s Scholarship Is Cited Less Often Than the Work of Men

The analysis, led by researchers at the Annenberg School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that papers by men were over-cited and papers by women were under-cited relative to the citation rates you would expect if references were drawn randomly and gender was not affecting citation practices.

University of Virginia Study Examines Gender Differences in Recovery Time for Student-Athlete Concussions

University of Virginia Study Examines Gender Differences in Recovery Time for Student-Athlete Concussions

The researchers found female student-athletes at the University of Virginia typically took six days to recover from a concussion, while male athletes took 11 days. Women were found to report a possible concussion to athletic trainers more quickly than men.

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented in Clinical Trials for Cardiovascular Drug Research

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented in Clinical Trials for Cardiovascular Drug Research

A new study, led by Leslie Cho, the director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center, has found that women remain underrepresented in cardiovascular drug and device clinical trials despite guidelines and legal requirements developed almost 30 years ago to ensure broader inclusivity.

Women Academics Are Likely to Feel Like Imposters in Fields Regarded as Needing "Brilliance" to Succeed

Women Academics Are Likely to Feel Like Imposters in Fields Regarded as Needing “Brilliance” to Succeed

A new study led by psychologists at New York University finds that the more an academic discipline is perceived to require raw talent or “brilliance” for success, the more both women and early-career academics feel professionally inadequate — like “impostors”. This is particularly true for women from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in these fields.

Report Finds Glaring Gender Disparities in NCAA Division I Basketball Tournaments

Report Finds Glaring Gender Disparities in NCAA Division I Basketball Tournaments

The report from an independent law firm found that “the experience of the women’s tournament participants was markedly different from and inferior to that of the men’s tournament participants. The NCAA’s organizational structure and culture prioritize men’s basketball, contributing to gender inequity . . . in large part because the vast majority of the NCAA’s current revenue comes from men’s basketball.”

Study Examines How Religion Impacts the Gender Pay Gap in the United States and Worldwide

Study Examines How Religion Impacts the Gender Pay Gap in the United States and Worldwide

A study by Traci Sitzmann, a professor of management at the University of Colorado Denver and Elizabeth Campbell an assistant professor in the School of Management at the University of Minnesota, finds that religion may be a significant factor in the worldwide gender pay gap. They also found that the wage gap is lower in the more secular states in the U.S.

The College Majors With the Widest Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments

The College Majors With the Widest Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments

The major with the great gender disparity is early childhood education. Women make up 96.2 percent of the majors in the field. Women also make up 90 percent or more of all majors in family studies and elementary education. In computer engineering, men make up 87.4 percent of all majors, the highest percentage favoring men among all the disciplines studied.

In Sports Betting, Women Bet Less Than Men But Have More Success

In Sports Betting, Women Bet Less Than Men But Have More Success

A recent study found that men accounted for 57 percent of all bettors but 72 percent of all dollars spent on sports betting in the United States. Furthermore, the authors found that 29.7 percent of male bettors placed more than $500 in sports bets per month, but only 12.2 percent of women bettors did.

Examining Gender Differences in Sports Participation

Examining Gender Differences in Sports Participation

Researchers found that nearly one third of parents believed that boys are better at sports than girls. And parents of youth who have never played sports are more likely to believe that girls are not as competitive as boys and that sports are more important to boys than girls.

New Data Shows That Men Outperform Women on the Architect Registration Examination

New Data Shows That Men Outperform Women on the Architect Registration Examination

For the first time, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has released demographic data on passage rates for its Architect Registration Examination, which is required for licensure throughout the United States. The passage rate for women was significantly lower than the rate for men on several of the six sections of the examination.

Emergency Room Patients Attended by a Woman Physician Have Lower Mortality Rates

Emergency Room Patients Attended by a Woman Physician Have Lower Mortality Rates

The study included more than 100,000 patients who were admitted to a general internal medicine service through the emergency department. The study found that 4.8 percent of patients of women physicians died in the hospital. For patients who had a primary doctor who was a man, 5.2 percent died in the hospital.

American Association of University Women Examines the Gender Pay Gap and How to Eliminate It

American Association of University Women Examines the Gender Pay Gap and How to Eliminate It

In 2019, men had a median income of $57,456, while women had a median income of $47,299 — a wage gap of 18 percent. Based on recent progress, the AAUW report calculates that White women will reach pay parity with men by the year 2069. But for Black women, the trend suggests that they won’t reach wage parity until 2369, nearly 250 years from now.

Reported Sexual Assaults On College Campuses Continue to Increase

Reported Sexual Assaults On College Campuses Continue to Increase

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers a detailed look at crime and safety at the nation’s schools and on college and university campuses.

UNESCO Report Finds Women Remain Far Behind Men in the High-Tech Sector

UNESCO Report Finds Women Remain Far Behind Men in the High-Tech Sector

The UNESCO Science Report 2021 finds that women worldwide have made tremendous gains in the academic world but they remain far behind men in emerging fields such as data science, robotics, computing, and artificial intelligence.

A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

The study found that in academic medicine specialties with greater female representation were consistently those in which all physicians had lower salaries. The widest pay discrepancy of 21 percent was in the field of cardiology.

The Gender Gap in Inventors in the Biomedical Field Impacts the Gender Focus of What Is Invented

The Gender Gap in Inventors in the Biomedical Field Impacts the Gender Focus of What Is Invented

A new study finds that patents in the biomedical field with all-female inventor teams were 35 percent more likely than all-male teams to focus on women’s health. Thus, they concluded that had male and female inventors been equally represented over the 1976 to 2010 period, there would have been an additional 6,500 more female-focused inventions.

Women Making Slow Progress on Corporate Boards, But Women Board Members Are Making an Impact

Women Making Slow Progress on Corporate Boards, But Women Board Members Are Making an Impact

A new study by Seema Pissaris, a clinical professor of international business at Florida International University in Miami, finds that the presence of women on boards of directors brings actual change, contributing to aspects of firm strategy concerned with acquisition, allocation, and deployment of key assets and resources.

Huge Reductions in Screenings for Breast and Cervical Cancer Occurred During the Pandemic

Huge Reductions in Screenings for Breast and Cervical Cancer Occurred During the Pandemic

The CDC warns that the reduction in the number of screenings may have a long-term effect on women’s health. The decline in screenings was more prevalent among, Blacks, Hispanics, and other racial/ethnic minorities and therefore may widen existing racial and ethnic health disparities.

Medical Journal Articles Authored by Women Are Cited Less Often Than Articles Authored by Men

Medical Journal Articles Authored by Women Are Cited Less Often Than Articles Authored by Men

A new study by Paula Chatterjee an assistant professor of general internal medicine and Rachel Werner, executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, finds that articles published by women in high-impact medical journals have fewer citations than those written by men, especially when women are primary and senior authors.

Study Examines Difficulties Women in STEM Fields Face When They Return From a Career Break

Study Examines Difficulties Women in STEM Fields Face When They Return From a Career Break

The survey also found that 27 percent of women returning to jobs in the STEM sector after a career break have experienced gender bias. Only 8 percent of men reported that they had been victims of gender bias after a career break. Some 30 percent of women felt they were victims of bias due to their childcare responsibilities.

Report Documents the Employment Shortfall of Women in the Tech Workforce

Report Documents the Employment Shortfall of Women in the Tech Workforce

A new report from the Computing Technology Industry Association offers a wealth of data on employment in the technology sector. Some of the data included in the report on employment in technology jobs is broken down by gender. Nationally, women represent approximately 49 percent of the U.S. workforce and 26 percent of the workforce in tech occupations.

Why Do Many Victims of Sexual Assault on College Campuses Remain Silent?

Why Do Many Victims of Sexual Assault on College Campuses Remain Silent?

A study, by Sandra Caron, a professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine, and Deborah Mitchell, a retired UMaine police sergeant, examines why so many women students decline to report incidents of sexual assault to the campus administration or law enforcement authorities.

Men Are More Than Two-Thirds of All Experts Quoted in a Leading Science Publication

Men Are More Than Two-Thirds of All Experts Quoted in a Leading Science Publication

A new study by women researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that 69 percent of all direct quotes from experts quoted in articles in the publication Nature, a leading international scientific journal, were from men.