Changes in Gender Distribution Among Accounting Academics
International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp. 110-122, 2009
23 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2008 Last revised: 8 Sep 2010
Date Written: September 6, 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine current developments in the distribution of men and women in accounting academia, including university faculty positions and in leadership roles in the American Accounting Association (AAA). The study also reviews women’s participation in the accounting practice field. The proportion of faculty positions held by women has increased in all academic ranks. The proportion of AAA leadership positions held by women has increased, such as regional vice presidents and membership on editorial boards. However, even with these increases, a much lower proportion of women hold senior academic ranks and leadership positions in the AAA. Perhaps, if the trend continues, women will account for a higher proportion of these academic roles in the future, but due to different perspectives on work-life balance and other gender-related differences, women may choose to hold a lower proportion of these roles.
Keywords: gender issues, accounting academe, accounting profession
JEL Classification: M40, L84
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation