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Date & Time
December 6, 2011 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Mendenhall A, Building 120
450 Serra Mall
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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"Degrees of Difference: Gender Segregation of US Doctorates by Field and Program Prestige."


Professor Kim Weeden will show that in the US, men and women PhDs are segregated not only by field but also by the prestige of their doctoral programs. Relative to field averages, women tend to be underrepresented among graduates of the highest- and the lowest-ranked doctoral programs. She will speculate about the sources of this pattern, and discuss its implications for research on gender in higher education and for institutional diversity efforts.  Lunch provided  and RSVP required to attend.  Please reply to Sue Martin, by December 2.


  • Kim Weeden
    • Associate Professor, Cornell University
    Kim Weeden is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Cornell University. She studies inequality in advanced industrial societies, how it is organized, and how it is changing. Current projects examine the sources of rising income inequality (with David Grusky); occupational "closure" practices (e.g., licensing, educational credentialing, certification, unionization) and their impact on income inequality in the...