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ERIC Number: EJ939970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-478X
Getting There: Despite Their Prevalence in Advancement, Women Still Trail Men in Pay and Titles
Scully, Maura King
CURRENTS, v37 n6 p42-47 Jul-Aug 2011
Advancement is a women-dominated profession. The numbers say so: Approximately two-thirds of Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) members are women, and one-third are men. What does this mean for women and the advancement profession as a whole? As anyone who has ever analyzed statistics can tell, it depends. The numbers certainly do not tell the whole story, and in fact, the numbers can tell vastly different stories, depending on how one interprets them. For example, of those who reported their gender to CASE in their membership profiles, nearly 70 percent were, indeed, women. But, just 6 percent of those women had "vice president" in their titles. While the disparate standing of women in advancement is a concern, so is their overrepresentation and what the lack of gender diversity may mean for the profession. These disturbing statistics have advancement veterans questioning just how "advanced" advancement is.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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