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December 09, 2003

Majority of doctorates given to Americans received by women

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports Women Take Lead in Number of U.S. Doctorates Awarded, as Total Falls Again. Here is the full report (PDF).

The female percentage by field:
66% in Education
55% in Social Sciences
50% in the Humanities
48% in Life Sciences
46% in Business & Professional
27% in Physical Sciences
18% in Engineering

There is always talk about how we need "more women in science." Well, that should be qualified as physical science & engineering. Additionally, let's see if the mainstream press starts to report about the initiatives of outreach toward males in Education and Social Science....

Posted by razib at 12:14 AM