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NWB resources: gender equality reports

Women as Academic Authors, 1665-2010

Report summarizing women’s presence as authors of academic papers from 1665-2010 by academic field. “Explore nearly 1,800 fields and subfields, across four centuries, to see which areas have the most female authors and which have the fewest, in this exclusive Chronicle report."

- The Chronicle of Higher Education (link to study)

23 April 2014

The Nonacademic Careers of STEM Ph.D. Holders

Study exploring how nonacademic career choices differ by gender and race/ethnicity.

- American Institutes for Research (link to study; Apr 2014)

1 April 2014

Gender differences in early post-PhD employment in Australian universities

Final report detailing the results of  a study of graduates from the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs at the Group of Eight (Go8) universities to determine the employment outcomes, job attributes and the quality of research training of those graduates.

- The University of Queensland Social Research Centre (link to study; Aug 2008)

23 October 2013

Why so few? Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Study of the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: documents types of gender-based differences affecting women in academia and evidence for what changes can improve the situation.

- American Association of University Women (link to study; Jan 2010)

8 August 2013

Gender equality universally embraced, but inequalities acknowledged: Men’s lives often seen as better

Summary of surveys done in many countries on global attitudes surrounding gender equity (e.g. whether men and women should and do have equal opportunities, whether more changes need to be made, whether marriages are more satisfying when wife works, etc), does not cover academia specifically.

- Global Attitudes Project, Pew Research Center (link to study; Jul 2010)

4 July 2013

Gender differences at critical transitions in the careers of science, engineering, and mathematics faculty

Study assessing gender differences in science, engineering, and mathematics faculty.

- National Research Council, USA (link to study; Jan 2009)

4 July 2013

Beyond bias and barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering

Study to review research on gender issues in science and engineering and develop specific recommendations to maximize the potential of women in science and engineering careers.

- National Academies, USA (link to study; Jan 2006)

4 July 2013

Diversification of a university faculty: Observations on hiring women faculty in the schools of science and engineering at MIT

Assessment of efforts from the 1970s onward to increase women faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

- Nancy Hopkins, MIT, USA (link to study; Apr 2006)

4 July 2013

Statistics and reports for gender equality at ANU

The Equal Opportunity (EO) for women reports, available annually, detail the number of men and women at each academic and executive level within the university. Further data such as the number of men and women by college and school are detailed in each of the pdfs linked under 'Statistics'.

- ANU (link to reports)

27 June 2013

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute