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ERIC Number: EJ927341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-478X
The Pendulum Swings
Scully, Maura King
CURRENTS, v35 n6 p30-35 Jul-Aug 2009
The gender gap in higher education has been a reality across the developed world for the past two decades, and it continues to grow. In the United States today, 57 percent of college students are women. Women also hold the majority of associate and master's degrees, and men and women have just achieved parity at the doctorate level, where women are poised to overtake men. This article discusses whether the gender gap in higher education is a five-alarm crisis or a false alarm.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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