ERIC Number: ED347104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-15
A Declining Federal Commitment to Research about Women, 1980-1984. A Report from the Commission on New Funding Priorities. Revised.
This report examines eight federal agencies--the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Science Foundation, the Department of Labor, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense (DOD)--to develop a picture of how much federal funding was allocated between 1980 and 1984 to support research on women. From the eight agencies, three types of funding are identified: (1) monies to support research that explicitly focuses on women; (2) monies to support research that indirectly relates to women; and (3) pre- and post-doctoral fellowship programs. The available data are varied in quality and often are recorded differently by the agencies. Some agencies have little or no data available. Within the constraints of the available data, however, there are observable trends that show that federal funding for research about women has decreased and that the priorities for research have shifted in the funding that remains. The overall effect has been a change in the character of federally funded research and the subsuming of research about women into areas less clearly focused on women. Data is displayed in 14 tables and 3 statistical charts. A list of eight references is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Programs, Females, Public Policy, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Social Science Research
National Council for Research on Women, 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.