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    Hello everyone!

    A study published earlier this month titled “Degrees of Difference: Gender Segregation of U.S. Doctorates by Field and Program Prestige” found not only program segregation (we assume most of our readers were already aware women are more likely to earn Ph.D.s in language arts and men are more likely to earn Ph.D.s in engineering) but also in a substantial gender difference in terms of program prestige. Using program rankings from the National Research Council, the study concludes that, “On average, between 11 and 13 percent of female doctoral students would need to “trade” programs with men in order to eliminate prestige segregation.”

    The study asserts women are more likely to underestimate their ability to gain admission to top Ph.D. programs and women are also more likely to weigh geographic proximity to family more highly than men who may be more willing to relocate anywhere that offers the best prospects.

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