ERIC Number: ED107186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Man and Women Graduate Students: The Question of Equal Opportunity. Final Report.
Solmon, Lewis C.
This study of differential opportunities for men and women graduate students was undertaken for several reasons: (1) to help reach a consensus on a proper and operational definition of sex discrimination in graduate schools; (2) to turn the debate over sex discrimination toward efforts to document quantitatively the allegations previously substantiated by anecdotes; (3) to see whether the affirmative action legislation regarding students, which has been imposed on graduate institutions and caused great havoc in their operation, is required or justified, that is, whether it is the fault of institutions or of earlier conditioning of both sexes by society. The document begins with a review of earlier discussions of sex discrimination in graduate schools. This review is followed by attempts to document and explain differences by sex in the admissions process, time spent in graduate study, geographic and interinstitutional mobility, and financial aid practices. It is in these areas that the most explicit charges of differential treatment of the sexes have been made; these are also areas where new data can be brought to bear on the issue. Appendixes cover a survey of graduate school catalogues, doctoral-granting institutions that provide useable data on acceptable rates, and a survey of institutional studies. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.; California Univ., Los Angeles.