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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
SJR: 0.468 SNIP: 0.905 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN Print: 1072-8325
ISSN Online: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v15.i3.10
pages 191-203

TRENDS IN WOMEN'S REPRESENTATION IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Maria M. Ferreira
Wayne State University, College of Education, Teacher Education Division

ABSTRACT

This article discusses trends related to women's gains in doctoral degrees in science and engineering. Results from the 1996-2006 summary reports of the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) in US Universities indicate that the percentage of women receiving doctorates in science and engineering has steadily increased. However, when the data are disaggregated by citizenship, a different picture emerges. The percentage of doctorates awarded to U.S. citizen and permanent resident women has remained basically unchanged in the past 10 years. All the gains in women's representation are due to the increase in foreign women receiving doctorates from U.S. universities.


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