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Diversifying the faculty across gender lines: Do trustees and administrators matter?

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  • Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
  • Jakubson, George H.
  • Martin, Mirinda L.
  • Main, Joyce B.
  • Eisenberg, Thomas

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Our paper focuses on the role that the gender composition of the leaders of American colleges and universities - trustees, presidents, and provosts - play in influencing the rate at which academic institutions diversify their faculty across gender lines. Our analyses make use of institutional level panel data that we have collected for a large sample of American academic institutions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics of Education Review.

Volume (Year): 31 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 9-18

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:31:y:2012:i:1:p:9-18

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Keywords: Faculty gender composition; Gender of trustees; Gender of administrators: Diversifying the faculty;

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  1. Singell, Larry D. & Tang, Hui-Hsuan, 2013. "Pomp and circumstance: University presidents and the role of human capital in determining who leads U.S. research institutions," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 219-233.

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