The Glass Ceiling’s Math Problem

Women are 37 percent less likely than men to earn science-related bachelor’s degrees, and they hold only a quarter of the jobs in the field. In a new paper titled “Sex and Science,” economists Scott Carrell, Marianne Page and James West offer one non-Larry Summersesque explanation: Some women lag in science not because they’re women — but because their professors aren’t.

A review of the paper appears in the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/29/AR2009052901552.html

The full article is also available for download:

Download Sex and Science Article


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