Research Archive

The Persistence of Male Power and Prestige in the Professions: Report on the Professions of Law, Medicine, and Science & Engineering

Gender inequality maintains a tenacious grip on the American workplace. Post-recession, men continue to be more likely than women to retain the lion’s share of power. This holds true even within the professions requiring the most education, where some might imagine the potential for parity would be greatest. This social scientific report and set of three case studies from the Center for Research on Gender in the Professions show that, among those at the pinnacle of power, women still lag behind men.

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Individual Case Studies

Media Coverage of the Report

The Report has received attention from numerous news sources, such as the Huffington PostWBUR Radio Boston, and KPBS. The press release is available from the UCSD News Center.