The gender imbalance in academia

June 13, 2019 | Forbes

Research has shown what a lot of female academics already know:  gender imbalance in senior leadership has less to do with managing childcare and more to do with a number of complicated factors. Research by Dr. Georgina Santos and her colleagues at Cardiff University studied over two thousand academics at 24 top universities across the UK. The research found that male academics reached more senior levels than their female counterparts, even when taking parenting responsibilities into account. When comparing individuals with identical or similar qualifications and credentials and family circumstances, the only factor influencing differing academic ranking was the gender, with men holding higher positions compared to female academics.

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