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Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

The investigators found that first-time grant recipients who were men received a median grant of $165,721. For women first-time grant recipients, the median grant was $126,615. Thus, the median funding for male grant recipients was 31 percent higher than the median amount awarded to women.

Survey Examines Lactation Facilities and Planning at Colleges and Universities

Survey Examines Lactation Facilities and Planning at Colleges and Universities

This study explores the planning and design of lactation spaces on college and university campuses from the perspectives of campus planners and facility professionals, administrators, and other decision-makers.”

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Several nations now require companies to make their wage data public in an effort to encourage them to pay men and women equally. A recent study of companies in Denmark co-authored by scholars at several U.S. universities finds that when this policy is enacted, the gender pay gap shrinks.

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

The Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

In 2018, 36,674,000 living men in the United States held a four-year college degree. This is 34.6 percent of all men over the age of 25. For women, 40,251,000 individuals held a four-year college degree. This was 35.3 percent of all women over the age of 25.

Study Finds That All Students Benefit When More Women Are in Their First College STEM Course

Study Finds That All Students Benefit When More Women Are in Their First College STEM Course

The research team examined data from students enrolled in an engineering program at a large, public, research-intensive university. The results found that an increase in percentage of women students in their first course improves persistence in the major for all students regardless of their gender.

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

One of the most striking figures in a new report from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida is that in 2018, women held the head coaching job for only 40.1 percent of all women’s athletic teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

New Study Finds Half of New Mothers Leave STEM Careers After Having Their First Child

New Study Finds Half of New Mothers Leave STEM Careers After Having Their First Child

According to a new study by scholars at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Diego, 43 percent of new mothers and 23 percent of new fathers leave their full-time STEM jobs within four to seven years of the birth or adoption of their first child.

University of Minnesota Graduate Student Analyzes Gender Gap in Public Sculptures

University of Minnesota Graduate Student Analyzes Gender Gap in Public Sculptures

Sydney Shea, a landscape architecture graduate student found that there are 25 statues honoring historical figures in Central Park in New York City. Not one is in honor of a woman.

Study Finds Women's Hormonal Cycles May Make Them More Prone to Drug Addiction and Relapse

Study Finds Women’s Hormonal Cycles May Make Them More Prone to Drug Addiction and Relapse

Assistant professor of pharmacology Erin Calipari and colleagues observed that women represent a particularly large percentage of drug addicts but addiction studies have primary focused on the mechanisms underlying addiction effects in men.

Women Are Making Strides in Closing the Gender Gap in Faculty Positions in Higher Education

Women Are Making Strides in Closing the Gender Gap in Faculty Positions in Higher Education

Men still hold a major of all faculty positions in higher education, particularly at the full professor level. But women have made gains and now make a majority of all assistant professors, lecturers, and instructors.

New Study Examines the Huge Gender Income Gap in the Nation's Wealthiest Households

New Study Examines the Huge Gender Income Gap in the Nation’s Wealthiest Households

The researchers found that women’s income alone is sufficient to place a family within the top one percent of all families in only 5 percent of all elite households. Moreover, women’s income is necessary in pushing a household into the one percent threshold in only an additional 15 percent of all wealthy households.

Researcher Finds Women Still Largely Underrepresented on Corporate Boards of Directors

Researcher Finds Women Still Largely Underrepresented on Corporate Boards of Directors

In 2017, women occupied just 22 percent of seats on the board of directors of companies in the S&P 500 index. And, Dr. Maria Goranova, who teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and authored the study, maintains that S&P 500 boards are generally more diverse than the boards of midsize and small companies.

Examining Attrition in Higher Education Enrollments by Gender

Examining Attrition in Higher Education Enrollments by Gender

There were 2,367,000 first-year women students in all undergraduate institutions, 2,212,000 women in their second year, 1,902,000 in their third year and 1,527,000 women in their fourth year of college.

Study Finds Women Who Dress "Sexy" at Their Graduation Are Perceived As Less Competent Than Their Peers

Study Finds Women Who Dress “Sexy” at Their Graduation Are Perceived As Less Competent Than Their Peers

The results of a study conducted at the University of Surrey in England showed that women who dressed more professionally were perceived to have higher grades, be more competent, and be dressed more appropriately then their peers who dressed in what was said to be sexy attire.

Researchers Find That a Family's Preference For Sons Results in Low Math Scores For Girl Children in Same Family

Researchers Find That a Family’s Preference For Sons Results in Low Math Scores For Girl Children in Same Family

Even when accounting for economic and educational levels, girls in boy-favoring families did worse on math tests. Additionally, the wealthier the family and the more educated the mother, the worse the daughter performed on math tests.

Study Finds No Evidence of Bias in First Stage of National Institutes of Health Grant Review Process

Study Finds No Evidence of Bias in First Stage of National Institutes of Health Grant Review Process

A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that bias towards women and Black scientists is unlikely in the initial phase of the process the National Institutes of Health uses to review applications for grants.

University of New Hampshire Study Finds Half of All Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment at Work

University of New Hampshire Study Finds Half of All Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment at Work

The study found that 52 percent of women in the state of New Hampshire have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. The researchers found that 33 percent of women stated they suffered work-related consequences such as financial loss and being fired or demoted.

Study Finds Women's Brains Appear Metabolically Three Years Younger Than Men's

Study Finds Women’s Brains Appear Metabolically Three Years Younger Than Men’s

A new study by scholars at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis has found that women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than men’s of the same chronological age, metabolically speaking. The researchers believe these findings could be one clue to why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer than men.

Study Finds Peer-Based Mentoring Model Increases Women Faculty's Sense of Empowerment

Study Finds Peer-Based Mentoring Model Increases Women Faculty’s Sense of Empowerment

The new mentoring model consisted of a combination of monthly large-group sessions on common topics and self-guided small-group sessions with a focus on peer-to-peer relationships. This method encouraged an environment of sharing that was aimed at increasing retention rates for women faculty members.

Study Finds Women With Female-Dominated Inner Circles More Likely to Hold High-Ranking Leadership Positions

Study Finds Women With Female-Dominated Inner Circles More Likely to Hold High-Ranking Leadership Positions

The results showed that women with a high network centrality and a female-dominated inner circle have an expected job placement level that is 2.5 times greater than women with low network centrality and a male-dominated inner circle.

Yale University Study Finds Gender Bias in Pain Assessment of Children

Yale University Study Finds Gender Bias in Pain Assessment of Children

According to a new study from Yale University, when asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls.

Study Finds Women in STEM Win Fewer and Less Prestigious Awards Than Their Male Peers

Study Finds Women in STEM Win Fewer and Less Prestigious Awards Than Their Male Peers

The researchers examined data on the winners of prizes in biomedical fields from 1968 to 2017. In that time period there were 525 awards won by 2,738 men and 437 women. Women represented only 13.8 percent of award recipients with the largest monetary value.

Gender Disparities in Pay and Career Choice Among Postdoctoral Researchers

Gender Disparities in Pay and Career Choice Among Postdoctoral Researchers

The researchers found that women postdocs tended to be paid less than men in all fields except physical sciences, where women postdocs earned slightly more than men. the researchers found that men were more likely than women to have a same-gender mentor.

Graduates of All-Girls Schools are More Prepared for College Than Their Peers From Co-Ed Schools

Graduates of All-Girls Schools are More Prepared for College Than Their Peers From Co-Ed Schools

The data showed that students from all-girls schools have stronger academic skills, are more academically engaged, demonstrate higher science self-confidence, display higher levels of cultural competency, express stronger community involvement, and exhibit increased political engagement.

Study Finds Women and Men Have Equal Wage Negotiation Skills

Study Finds Women and Men Have Equal Wage Negotiation Skills

A new study from researchers at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the University of Georgia has found that there is no difference in wage negotiation skills between men and women. This contrasts previous beliefs that men are better negotiators than women and therefore are more successful in salary negotiations.

Women Remain Largely Underrepresented Among Directors of Top-Grossing Films

Women Remain Largely Underrepresented Among Directors of Top-Grossing Films

A recent study from the University of Southern California found that since 2007, only 46 women directed one of the top 1,200 top-grossing films. Out of the 100 top-grossing films in 2018, only four of the 112 directors or co-directors, or 3.6 percent, were women.

Study Identifies Risk Factors Linked to Sexual Violence in College-Age Women's Relationships

Study Identifies Risk Factors Linked to Sexual Violence in College-Age Women’s Relationships

“There’s this idea that sexual violence doesn’t happen in relationships – certainly not in young women’s first relationships – which is absolutely not the case,” said Dr. Angie Kennedy, associate professor of social work at Michigan State University and the lead author of the study.

Study Finds Academic Engineering Remains Largely the Domain of White Men

Study Finds Academic Engineering Remains Largely the Domain of White Men

The study found that from 2001 to 2015, the number of women faculty members at U.S. medical schools increased by 34 percent. But the number of women faculty members in schools of engineering increased by only 4 percent from 2006 to 2014.

UCSF Study Finds a Genetic Explanation for Women's Longevity Edge Over Men

UCSF Study Finds a Genetic Explanation for Women’s Longevity Edge Over Men

In most areas of the world, women tend to outlive men. A new study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco has come up with a genetic explanation for the gap in life expectancy.

University of Alabama Birmingham Study Finds a Racial Disparity in Stroke Risk for Women

University of Alabama Birmingham Study Finds a Racial Disparity in Stroke Risk for Women

The researchers believe it is the first study to evaluate whether the stroke risk in men and women at a particular age is similar for White men and women compared to Black men and women.

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

Study Examines the Political Perspectives of College Students by Gender and Sexual Orientation

The study found that liberal political views may be more common among lesbian, gay and bisexual people as a group, and especially among lesbian and bisexual women. The study found a distinct “lavender liberalism” among mostly heterosexual, lesbian, gay and bisexual college students. Exclusive heterosexuals, on the other hand, are significantly less liberal.

Two Thirds of Women Who File Sexual Harassment Claims Face Retaliation From Their Employers

Two Thirds of Women Who File Sexual Harassment Claims Face Retaliation From Their Employers

A new study by scholars at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, examined more than 46,000 complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or fair employment practices agencies at the state level between 2012 and 2016. Some 68 percent of all employees who filed sexual harassment complaints reported some form of retaliation from their employers.

University of Alabama Led Study Finds Gender Bias in Dismissal Rates of Corporate CEOs

University of Alabama Led Study Finds Gender Bias in Dismissal Rates of Corporate CEOs

Researchers conducted an analysis of the hiring and firing decisions of publicly traded firms between 2000 and 2014. They found that women CEOs were 45 percent more likely to be fired than their male peers. This is true, according to the research, even when women have produced positive financial results for their firms.

Academic Disciplines With Huge Gender Gaps in Doctoral Degree Awards

Academic Disciplines With Huge Gender Gaps in Doctoral Degree Awards

In 2017, women earned nearly 47 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.

Examining the Gender Gap in Engineering Degrees by Racial/Ethnic Group

Examining the Gender Gap in Engineering Degrees by Racial/Ethnic Group

Women earn a significant majority of all bachelor’s and master’s degree across all disciplines but women earn in all racial and ethnic groups earn less than a third of all bachlelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering.