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Reaching the Top? On Gender Balance in the Economics Profession

Jonung, Christina LU and Stahlberg, Ann-Charlotte (2008) In Econ Journal Watch 5(2). p.174-174
Abstract
Despite an increasing number of women entering the economics profession during recent decades, it is still dominated by men. This paper summarizes the situation in academic economics in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, the United States, and Sweden (substantial appendices detail the situation in Sweden, not previously been available in English). Women constitute about a third of the PhD graduates in each country, but their share of the economics full professors is still between 5 and 9 percent. Compared to other academic fields, economics has the greatest gender discrepancy in career attainment. We discuss various reasons for the under-representation of women, and call for continued efforts to increase the presence of women.
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gender balance, gender, economics, women, career advancement
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Econ Journal Watch
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5
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2
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174 - 174
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Institute of Spontaneous Order Economics
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1933-527X
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  publisher    = {Institute of Spontaneous Order Economics},
  series       = {Econ Journal Watch},
  title        = {Reaching the Top? On Gender Balance in the Economics Profession},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2008},
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