Publication Date

Winter 1997


[Excerpt] CSWEP has long been concerned about the underrepresentation of women in faculty positions at major research universities. I have been charged by the committee with enumerating a set of policies that might enhance the attractiveness of research universities to female faculty. After presenting some data that suggest the magnitude of the underrepresentation problem, I do so below. In each case, I sketch the pros and cons of the policy. Although the focus is on increasing the attractiveness of research universities to female faculty, many of the policies would increase the attractiveness of academic careers per se to new female Ph.D.s if implemented in academia more broadly.


Suggested Citation
Ehrenberg, R. G. (1997, Winter). Enhancing the attractiveness of research to female faculty [Electronic version]. CSWEP Newsletter, 8, 13-15.

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