Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gender pattern in US PhDs

Women have steadily increased their share of PhDs granted in the US over the last thirty years.

However, the differences among the academic fields remain marked. Men dominate in engineering (80%) and physical sciences (70%), and women dominate in education (67%). Women slightly outnumber men (52-58%) in the remaining fields of social sciences, life sciences, and humanities.

(source in the Huffington Post)

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