Can Women Teach Math (and Be Promoted)? A Meta-analysis of Gender Differences across Student Evaluations of Teaching
AbstractAcademic women in economics have different experiences and outcomes than men and women in other social science fields do, including bias within their performance evaluation instruments, student teaching evaluations (STEs). Despite research citing biases in STEs, no study summarized the magnitude of these biases. A systematic review and meta-analysis addresses this by combining data from all prior research on the subject. Our meta-analysis examines gender bias in STEs, finding significant gender differences in economics favoring men but no evidence for gender differences in the remaining social sciences. Implications are discussed, and recommendations are made.
CitationFelkey, Amanda J., and Cassondra Batz-Barbarich. 2021. "Can Women Teach Math (and Be Promoted)? A Meta-analysis of Gender Differences across Student Evaluations of Teaching." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 111: 184-89. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20211125
- A14 Sociology of Economics
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J71 Labor Discrimination
- J62 Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- A22 Economic Education and Teaching of Economics: Undergraduate