What Can UWE Do for Economics?
AbstractMen outnumber women as undergraduate economics majors by three to one nationwide. Even at the best research universities and liberal arts colleges men outnumber women by two to one or more. The Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge began in 2015 as an RCT with 20 treatment schools and at least 30 control schools to evaluate whether better course information, mentoring, encouragement, career counseling, and more relevant instructional content could move the needle. Although the RCT is still in the field, results from several within treatment-school randomized trials demonstrate that uncomplicated and inexpensive interventions can substantially increase women in economics.
CitationAvilova, Tatyana, and Claudia Goldin. 2018. "What Can UWE Do for Economics?" AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108: 186-90. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20181103
- A23 Economic Education and Teaching of Economics: Graduate
- I23 Higher Education; Research Institutions
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination