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Women grow share of US doctoral positions by 50% in 10 years

Imbalance in science, engineering and health has narrowed, but men still predominate at all levels

The share of US doctoral positions held by women in science, engineering or health has increased by almost 50 per cent in 10 years, from 26.4 per cent in 1999 to 38.5 per cent in 2019, a national analysis has found.

Despite the increased share, the analysis found that men still outnumber women across every type of academic position—from provost, dean and faculty through to postdocs and research assistants.

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