Panel Paper: PhD Students Career Outcomes in the Short and Long Run By Gender

Friday, November 7, 2014 : 10:35 AM
Estancia (Convention Center)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Anna Maria Conti, Georgia Institute of Technology and Fabiana Visentin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
We examine differences in the employment careers of men and women who received their PhDs from two major European universities. We find that women are more likely than men to be employed in administration. They are also more likely to remain in academia than work in industry. These differences persist after accounting for PhD curricula characteristics. Gender gaps are reduced for women with large research outputs and for those who conducted applied research. Women are less likely than men to pursue postdoc training in highly ranked universities and publish fewer articles. These differences largely explain the gender gap in promotion to professorship.

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