CHE – Doctorates awarded to women by discipline


The Chronicle of Higher Education has a very interesting chart, proportion of doctorates awarded to women by discipline over the last thirty years.

All fields Education Engineering Humanities Life sciences Physical sciences Professional/ other Social sciences
1977 24.8 34.7 2.8 36.3 20.8 9.8 21.2 28.7
1987 35.3 55.1 6.5 44.4 35.2 16.5 33.2 43.4
1997 40.9 63.3 12.4 47.7 44.9 22.2 38.4 52.8
2007 45.5 67.4 20.7 49.3 51.4 28.1 50.8 58.7
Note: Figures include both U.S. citizens and noncitizens. Life sciences include agriculture and natural resources. Physical sciences include mathematics and computer and information sciences.
 

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