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The position of women in UK academic economics

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  • Booth, Alison L.
  • Burton, Jonathan

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This paper reports the results of the Royal Economic Society Women's Committee 1998 survey on the gender balance in UK academic economics. In 1998, female representation was 4% of professors, 11% of senior lecturers or readers, 17% of permanent lecturers, 28% of fixed term lecturers, and 33% of PhD/research students. The main growth in female representation since 1996 has been in fixed term lectureships and in PhD/research students (a 5 percentage point increase for each). We suggest reasons for the low representation of women in academic economics, and also argue that it is a cause for concern.

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Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series ISER Working Paper Series with number 99-17.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 1999
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  1. L.C. Blanco & M. Mitka & K.Mumford & J. Roman, 2013. "The Gender Balance of Academic Economics 2012: Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee Survey," Discussion Papers 13/16, Department of Economics, University of York.
  2. Philip Stevens, 2005. "The job satisfaction of English academics and their intentions to quit academe," Labor and Demography 0512005, EconWPA.
  3. Juan J. Dolado & Florentino Felgueroso & Miguel Almunia, 2008. "Do men and women-economists choose the same research fields?: Evidence from top-50 departments," Working Papers 2008-15, FEDEA.
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  5. Barry Reilly & Ray Bachan, 2005. "A comparison of A-level performance in economics and business studies: How much more difficult is economics?," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(1), pages 85-108.
  6. David Blackaby & Alison L Booth & Jeff Frank, 2005. "Outside Offers And The Gender Pay Gap: Empirical Evidence From the UK Academic Labour Market," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 115(501), pages F81-F107, 02.
  7. Juan Dolado & Florentino Felgueroso & Miguel Almunia, 2012. "Are men and women-economists evenly distributed across research fields? Some new empirical evidence," SERIEs, Spanish Economic Association, vol. 3(3), pages 367-393, September.
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  12. Paul, Helen, 2009. "Women’s careers in economic history in the UK," Discussion Paper Series In Economics And Econometrics 0926, Economics Division, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton.
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  14. Jonung, Christina & Ståhlberg, Ann-Charlotte, 2006. "The Fruits of Economics - A Treat for Women? On gender balance in the economics profession in Sweden," Working Paper Series 5/2007, Swedish Institute for Social Research.
  15. William J. Moore & Robert J. Newman & Peter J. Sloane & Jeremy D. Steely, . "Productivity Effects of Research Assessment Exercises," Departmental Working Papers 2002-15, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
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  17. Laura C. Blanco & Karen Mumford, . "Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee Survey on the Gender and Ethnic Balance of Academic Economics 2010," Discussion Papers 11/19, Department of Economics, University of York.
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  19. Joyce Jacobsen & Roberta Edgecombe Robb & Jonathan Burton & David Blackaby & Jane Humphries & Heather Joshi & Xiaobo Wang & Xiao-yuan Dong, 2006. "Introduction / The Status Of Women Economists In Us Universities And The World / The Status Of Women Economists In Uk Universities / The Status Of Women Economists In Canadian Universities / The Statu," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(3), pages 427-474.

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