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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, email@example.com by December 2.
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...
- Associate Professor, Cornell University