Women in Academic Economics: Have We Made Progress?
AbstractThis study uses data from Academic Analytics to examine gender differences in promotion to associate professor in economics. We found that women in economics were 15 percent less likely to be promoted to associate professor after controlling for cumulative publications, citations, grants, and grant dollars. In contrast, we found no significant gender differences in promotion in other fields including biomedical science, physical science, political science, mathematics and statistics, and engineering. We separated the sample by the research intensity of institutions and found suggestive evidence that these results were being driven by less research-intensive institutions.
CitationGinther, Donna K., and Shulamit Kahn. 2021. "Women in Academic Economics: Have We Made Progress?" AEA Papers and Proceedings, 111: 138-42. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20211027
- A14 Sociology of Economics
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J71 Labor Discrimination
- J62 Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion