Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors in Economics? An Evaluation by Randomized Trial
AbstractWomen continue to be underrepresented in academic ranks in the economics profession. The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession of the American Economic Association established the CeMENT mentoring workshop to support women in research careers. The program was designed as a randomized controlled trial. This study evaluates differences between the treatment and control groups in career outcomes. Results indicate that relative to women in the control group, treated women are more likely to stay in academia and more likely to have received tenure in an institution ranked in the top 30 or 50 in economics in the world.
CitationGinther, Donna K., Janet M. Currie, Francine D. Blau, and Rachel T. A. Croson. 2020. "Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors in Economics? An Evaluation by Randomized Trial." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110: 205-09. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20201121
- A20 Economic Education and Teaching of Economics: General
- I23 Higher Education; Research Institutions
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J44 Professional Labor Markets; Occupational Licensing