ERIC Number: ED104255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Disappearance of Sex Discrimination in First Job Placement of New PhDs. HERI Research Report 75-1.
Cartter, Allan M.; Ruhter, Wayne E.
This investigation of first-time job placement of new PhD's was based on data from the National Research Council's doctorate record files and analyzed through the development of a new quality rating scheme that separates colleges and universities into 12 groups. An analysis of the percentages of new women doctorates in research, postdoctoral work, and teaching during the year 1967-73 provided no evidence of discrimination against women in first job placement in research and development and postdoctoral activity, while the evidence suggesting earlier discrimination in teaching appointments disappeared by 1973. It was also suggested that the long-range development of an academic career probably depends more on a new doctorate's first job than on any other factor. (MJM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Job Placement, Males, Research, Research and Development Centers, Research Projects, Sex Discrimination
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.