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ERIC Number: EJ783726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Equality and Illusion: Gender and Tenure in Art History Careers
Rudd, Elizabeth; Morrison, Emory; Sadrozinski, Renate; Nerad, Maresi; Cerny, Joseph
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n1 p228-238 Feb 2008
Using a national survey of 508 art history Ph.D.s including data on graduate school performance and careers 10-15 years post-Ph.D., this study investigates gender, family, and academic tenure in art history, the humanities field with the highest proportion of women. Alternative hypotheses derived from three perspectives--termed here "clockwork," "two-body," and "synergy"--are evaluated with multivariate logistic regression. Analysis finds that marriage increases men's tenure odds and decreases women's, but that some types of marriages do not decrease women's odds, and some types dramatically increase men's. This study calls attention to male advantage in female-dominated academic disciplines and demonstrates the potential to better understand the interactions of gender, marriage, and careers by conceptualizing different types of marriages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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