Trends in undergraduate economics degrees awarded to women in 2001-2006

Siegfried (2007) reports that the percentage of undergraduate degrees in economics awarded to women “has declined slowly but steadily over the past five years, from a peak of 34.4 percent in 2001 to 31.0 percent in 2006. Although the decline in the share of women among undergraduate economics degrees awarded over the past five years is only 3.4 percentage points, the drop has occurred during a period when the share of all bachelor’s degrees earned by women has risen from 57.2 to 59.0 percent.

See Trends in Undergraduate Economics Degrees, 1991-2006 by John J Siegfried in the Journal of Economic Education. Washington: Summer 2007. Vol. 38, Iss. 3; pg. 360


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