Abstract

We use population projection methods to show how the age and sex structure of a field can severely limit women's representation in tenure-track and full professor positions. Our results illustrate the difficulties researchers face when they use data on representation to assess levels of discrimination against women in hiring and promotion.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 494-517
Launched on MUSE
2002-07-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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