Problems in the pipeline: gender, marriage, and fertility in the ivory tower

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Creator Wolfinger, Nicholas H.
Other Author Mason, Mary Ann; Goulden, Marc
Title Problems in the pipeline: gender, marriage, and fertility in the ivory tower
Date 2008
Description Women have traditionally fared worse than men in the workplace. In few places has this been more apparent than higher education (Jacobs, 1996). In 2003, women received 47% of PhDs awarded (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2005a) but comprised only 35% of tenured or tenure-track faculty (NCES, 2005b). The gender gap widens incrementally higher up on the academic career ladder: among full-time faculty members, 48% of women are tenured compared to 68% of men (Bellas, 2001). Perhaps more striking, just 26% of full professors are women (American Association of University Professors, 2001). In light of these imbalances, concerns regarding Title IX, which prohibits sex-based exclusion from educational programs receiving federal funds, have prompted congressional calls for inquiry (Wyden, 2003).
Type Text
Publisher Ohio State University Press
Volume 79
Issue 4
First Page 388
Last Page 405
Subject Family; Career; Marital Status
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Wolfinger, N. H., Mason, M. A., & Goulden, M. (2008). Problems in the pipeline: gender, marriage, and fertility in the ivory tower. Journal of Higher Education, 79(4), [388]-405. July/Aug. 2008
Rights Management (c) Ohio State University Press
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2013-03-06
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