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ERIC Number: ED174396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Women Scientists in Academe: The Numbers and What the Numbers Don't Say.
Menninger, Sally; Rose, Clare
This report presents the results of a study of the employment and enrollment patterns of women scientists and engineers conducted by the Evaluation and Training Institute with assistance from the National Science Foundation, and compares them to the results of other studies. Overall, the distributions of both women and students across the various disciplines in the study sample reflected the traditional patterns of career interests of women in the sciences, and was representative of findings reported from other studies. Women have been, and continue to be, concentrated in the life sciences, the social sciences, and psychology; they have been, and continue to be, least visible in the technical disciplines such as engineering and physical sciences. However, graduate enrollment figures show increasing numbers of women entering the technical areas in the past five years. In the social sciences, women were almost equally represented in small and large schools, accounting for 2% in the small schools and 20% of the employee force in the large schools. Another significant pattern was a concentration of women employees in high prestige departments. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual conference on Women in Education (4th, Madison, Wisconsin, October 28, 1978); Contains occasional light type