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The position of women in UK academic economics

Booth, AL and Burton, J and Mumford, K (2000) 'The position of women in UK academic economics.' Economic Journal, 110 (464). ISSN 0013-0133

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of the Royal Economic Society Women's Committee 1998 survey on the gender balance in UK academic economics. In 1998, female representation was 4% of professors, 11 % of senior lecturers or readers, 17% of permanent lecturers, 28% of fixed term lecturers, and 33% of PhD/research students. The main growth in female representation since 1996 has been in fixed term lectureships and in PhD/research students (a 5 percentage point increase for each). We suggest reasons for the low representation of women in academic economics, and also argue that it is a cause for concern.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 11:03
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3172

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