More women than men earned doctoral degrees in the U.S. for the first time last year, a fact being greeted as the culmination of decades of change in women’s status in academe. Though women have held a nearly three-to-two majority over men in undergraduate and graduate education, doctoral study retained an enduring male majority—until now. But, as the Washington Post points out, women have yet to conquer every corridor of the ivory tower. Men still hold the majority of faculty and administration positions and women earn less than men at every level of academic rank, even though starting salaries for newly minted faculty members are nearly equal.
Ivory tower newsflash!
More women than men earned doctorates in U.S. for the first time last year
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