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The Position of Women in UK Academic Economics

Booth, Alison L and Burton, Jonathan and Mumford, Karen (2000) 'The Position of Women in UK Academic Economics.' The Economic Journal, 110 (464). F312-F333. ISSN 0013-0133

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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
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 11:03
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:52

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