April 2024 CEP Featured Article

"Gender Differences in Graduate Student Views on the Professional Climate in Economics"

by Ann Mari May, Mary G. McGarvey, and Muazzam Toshmatova



This research examines graduate student's views on the professional climate in economics using a comprehensive survey of students enrolled in economics Ph.D. programs in the United States. Topics discussed include stress and work/life balance, disciplinary climate in the profession, departmental climate, and the prevalence of sexual harassment. We find significant gender differences in views on all four topics—particularly in views on departmental climate and disciplinary climate in the profession. We analyze the results based on gender, rank of the institution, public versus private institutional status, and representation of women faculty in departments.

First published: 07 November 2023 | https://doi.org/10.1111/coep.12630

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