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The Position of Women in UK Academic Economics

  • Booth, Alison L
  • Burton, Jonathan
  • Mumford, Karen

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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Volume (Year): 110 (2000)
Issue (Month): 464 (June)
Pages: F312-33

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