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Whitten, Donna – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
Currently, the accounting profession is in the process of transitioning from a male dominated profession to a predominantly female one. Other professions that have undergone this switch experienced declines in the status of the profession and the salaries. So, although women have not yet gained equal access to all levels of the accounting…
Descriptors: Females, Accounting, Professional Education, Equal Education
Noble, Carolyn – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
To date western feminist scholarship on gender and work has primarily focused on women providing valuable information as to their discrimination and invisibility, especially in the echelons of power and in senior decision-making positions. Feminist scholars have needed to explore women's under representation in senior leadership positions because…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Fairness, Universities, Leadership
Monopoli, Paula A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
Status in the legal academy can mean two things. The first is one's rank, with the highest status being a tenured, full professor. The second is the prestige of one's home institution in the law school rankings. Women have been graduating from law schools in significant numbers for more than thirty years. However, they continue to be…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Females, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty
Roach, Bonnie L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
There is ample evidence that there still is a pay gap amongst men and women and the situation is no different if academia. Many studies have examined various types of gender discrimination in academia and two areas in particular are problematic--salaries and representation of female faculty in upper ranks of academia. This paper examines the past…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials
Berheide, Catherine White; Christenson, Lisa; Linden, Rena; Bray, Una – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
In colleges and universities throughout the United States, women are underrepresented at the rank of full professor. This national pattern holds true at two highly selective small private liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, one formerly a men's college and the other formerly a women's college. Analysis of personnel data at the former women's…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Liberal Arts, Statistical Analysis, College Faculty
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Robbins, Wendy J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Women are "starkly underrepresented" as researchers worldwide ("The World's Women 2010," 68). In Canada, for example, men hold over three-quarters of full professorships and top research positions. Dozens of interconnected factors restrain women's research careers. These include "upstream" factors, such as gender,…
Descriptors: Females, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Women Faculty
Chin, Jean Lau – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
Women have increasingly moved toward greater gender equality at home and in the workplace. Yet, women are still underrepresented in leadership roles and still considered an anomaly compared to men when in high positions of leadership especially within institutions of higher education. In examining differences between how men and women lead, it is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Sex Role, Leadership Styles
Ballenger, Julia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The Labor Force 2008 projections reflected that the rate of growth for women in the labor force will increase at a faster rate than that of men (Fullerton, 1999). In 2008, the majority of employed women (39 percent) worked in management, professional, and related occupations (U.S. Department of Labor, 2008). Although women's participation in the…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Leadership, Males, Disproportionate Representation
Alexander, Rudolph, Jr. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Poverty among individuals is an enduring condition in almost all societies. The responses by governments to poverty, however, have varied. In the United States, President Lyndon Johnson sought to address poverty through the creation of the Great Society programs in the 1960s. In effect, he declared a War on Poverty. Later, especially during the…
Descriptors: African American Children, Poverty, Child Neglect, Drug Abuse
de Wet, Carol B. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Faculty concerns over gender inequities surfaced in 2005-2006 at Franklin & Marshall College after new policies relating to childbirth and adoption and tenure clock stoppage were instituted two years prior. These structural changes were empowering and gave women faculty a sense that other meaningful changes were achievable, leading to renewed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Sex Fairness, Administrative Policy
Robbins, Wendy J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Virginia Woolf wrote that "the history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself." Analyzing men's resistance remains relevant to understanding gendered hierarchies, including those in academia. Recently, when women academics brought a human rights complaint against…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Foreign Countries, Disproportionate Representation
Roach, Virginia; El-Khawas, Elaine – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In 1991 Topside University established the University Committee on the Status of Women Faculty and Librarians (UCSWFL) to identify obstacles to the professional and personal development of women faculty and librarians and to provide advice and guidance concerning initiatives to support them throughout the University. The University has focused on…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Libraries, Librarians
McGee, Janet M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Throughout history, women have faced numerous career barriers. Although significant progress has made it possible to break through the "glass ceiling," there remains a disproportionate percentage of women at the higher educational administrative positions, specifically the superintendent and high school principal roles. This study will…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Occupational Mobility, Employment Opportunities, Disproportionate Representation
Guramatunhu-Mudiwa, Precious – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic grouping of 15 countries whose common vision is to promote economic, social and political development and growth. Arguably, sustainable growth can be realized if there is equal access to all positions of power and influence in the area, but an investigation of 117…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, College Presidents, Regional Characteristics, Womens Education
Heitzeg, Nancy A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
In the past decade, there has been a growing convergence between schools and legal systems. The school to prison pipeline refers to this growing pattern of tracking students out of educational institutions, primarily via "zero tolerance" policies, and, directly and/or indirectly, into the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. The school to…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Civil Rights, Violence, Correctional Institutions
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