PhDs in Accounting: Gender Distribution and Determinants of Success
23 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2013
Date Written: August 10, 2008
This study examines gender and other characteristics of the individuals who have received accounting PhDs from American schools in the last 20 years and who are currently employed in the United States. The study concludes that while accounting doctoral graduation rates of females are increasing, they have not reached parity with population rates, bachelors degrees, or masters degrees. Female PhDs are hired by as wide range of educational institutions as male PhDs. However, these females have not yet achieved the higher academic ranks at the same rate as males. Even when controlling for other related variables, women are more then 20% less likely to be promoted to the higher academic ranks than males. In addition, females do not hold a proportionate share of endowed positions relative to males. More analysis is needed to determine if these differences hold when examined over time.
Keywords: accounting, academia, gender, faculty, academicians, academe, minority
JEL Classification: J16, J21, J44, M41
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