07 July 2016

A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors

 "The policies led to a 19 percentage-point rise in the probability that a male economist would earn tenure at his first job. In contrast, women’s chances of gaining tenure fell by 22 percentage points. Before the arrival of tenure extension, a little less than 30 percent of both women and men at these institutions gained tenure at their first jobs. The decline for women is therefore very large. It suggests that the new policies made it 
extraordinarily rare for female economists to clear the tenure hurdle."

via NewYorkTimes.com