ERIC Number: ED404479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Opportunities in Social Science Research Careers. IES Report 310.
Court, G.; And Others
A study examined career opportunities for women in social science research careers in the United Kingdom. Data were collected from the following sources: review of literature/data on women in social science research and their career prospects; survey of Economic and Social Research Council research centers and independent research instituted to generate a gender profile of staff in 50 major research organizations; and interviews with 24 female researchers in a range of sectors, disciplines, and organizational positions/career stages. Overall, women were well represented among social science researchers; however, they were disproportionately concentrated in the lower levels of the researcher hierarchy. Representation of women in the individual social science research disciplines varied widely by discipline, with government social research showing a relatively high proportion of women in top positions and the university sector, government economic service, and independent institutes showing relatively low proportions of women in top positions. It was concluded that the difficulty of combining work and family life remains one of the key factors contributing to women's labor market disadvantage in social science research. (Twenty-three tables/figures and 83 references are included. Appended are the following: a list of organizations contacted; a questionnaire; and a draft concordat on contract research.) (MN)
Descriptors: Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Researchers, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Social Science Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council, Lancaster (England).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom