ERIC Number: ED196329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Education: The Critical Filter. Volume 2. A Statistical Report on the Status of Female Students in Postsecondary Education.
Butler, Matilda; Marzone, Jean
The progress and status of female students in postsecondary education are presented in this second of a three-volume study of female education. Volume one focuses on the status of girls and women in elementary and secondary education; volume three, on female professionals in postsecondary education. This volume deals with undergraduate and post-baccalaureate concerns separately. In the first part, such undergraduate issues as college enrollment, portrayal in textbooks, counseling, financial concerns, athletics and extracurricular activities, and outcomes are addressed. The post-baccalaureate section reports enrollment, financial concerns, outcomes, and employment. Among the numerous conclusions are: women and men will represent equal percentages of the college population in the 1980's; women enter college with better grades than men; women in graduate school have a higher attrition rate than men; annual incomes of women and men with four years of college are considerably different; and in 1879 women earned 1 percent of all Master's degrees and in 1978 they earned 48 percent. Extensive tables and a bibliography are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Experience, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Status Comparison, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Extracurricular Activities, Females, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Sex Stereotypes, Statistical Analysis, Womens Athletics, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; Women's Educational Equity Communications Network, San Francisco, CA.
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