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ERIC Number: ED312982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate Origins of Women and Men 1970-1982 Graduates Who Received Doctorates between 1970-1986.
Fuller, Carol H.
Data from a study of the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s are presented. Baccalaureate origins of doctorate recipients were analyzed for total and proportional productivity for each of the U.S. institutions whose graduates between 1970 and 1982 had earned at least one doctorate between 1970 and 1986. The numbers of baccalaureate degrees for men and women from each institution were obtained for the years 1970-1982, and the total numbers of doctorates earned by the graduates were gathered. Groupings of disciplines were used in organizing doctoral data: humanities (history, English and American language and literature, foreign languages and literature, and other humanities); math and physical sciences (mathematics, computer sciences, physics and astronomy, chemistry, and earth, atmospheric and marine sciences); life sciences (biosciences, health sciences, and agricultural sciences); and social sciences (psychology, economics, sociology and anthropology, political science and international relations, and other social sciences). Analysis shows that (1) leading baccalaureate sources, based on proportional productivity, include private and public institutions, each of the major Carnegie Commission classes, and a wide range of selectivity levels; (2) women's colleges, as a group, are more productive than coeducational institutions in the humanities and in the science fields (except engineering); and (3) those coeducational institutions that are significant sources of doctorates earned by women include several of the formerly all-male institutions. Contains 19 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Attainment, Equal Education, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Productivity, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Womens Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Great Lakes Colleges Association, Ann Arbor, MI.