ERIC Number: ED382083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Higher Education: Where Do We Stand?
Ottinger, Cecilia; Sikula, Robin
Research Briefs, v4 n2 1993
This report analyzes the economic and demographic trends for women over the last decade in terms of their educational attainment, participation in the labor force, and position in academia as students, faculty, and administrators. It found that the number of women who have completed 4 or more years of college has doubled over the last two decades, and that younger women (25 to 34 years old) were just as likely as men to have attained 4 or more years of college. However, women with the same level of education have failed to gain income equality. It also found that although women have a greater presence on college and university faculties, they are concentrated in the lower ranks, they appear less likely to hold tenure, and their salaries lag behind those of their male counterparts. Minority women did not increase their representation on faculties in the 1980s, and at each level of educational administration women of color lagged behind their white counterparts. These trends indicate that women still have a long way to go to be on an equal footing with their male counterparts. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Administration, College Faculty, Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Women Administrators, Women Faculty, Womens Education
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 (single copy $10; 8-issue annual subscription $58).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.