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Mullen, Ann L.; Baker, Jayne – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
While women now earn more bachelor's degrees than men in many parts of the world, large gender gaps persist in fields of study, and women remain underrepresented in the most prestigious institutions. This study updates and extends the literature on gender disparities in higher education by comparing the selectivity of the institutions where men…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Womens Education
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George-Jackson, Casey E. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
This study uses longitudinal data of undergraduate students from five public land-grant universities to better understand undergraduate students' persistence in and switching of majors, with particular attention given to women's participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Specifically, the study examines…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Persistence, STEM Education, Measurement