(28) For a description of the CSWEP
Summer Economics Fellows Program, see https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/ summer-fellows-program.
"Walls Are Falling for Women in Economics, But Slowly." CSWEP
Newsletter Winter: 8-9.
Where EconLit is silent on the doctorate's most-recent employment, we have consulted the membership directories of the American Economic Association (AEA) and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP
The profession has always been predominantly male, but the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP
) reported the proportion of female assistant and associate professors nearly tripled between 1974 and 1989 (Gordon 1991).
In this sample 6% of the members are women, roughly consistent with a recent survey (CSWEP
2009) showing 8.5% females among full professors at a small number of Ph.D.-granting institutions.
Conversely, 14.9% of AEA members classify themselves in subfield 300; but only 11.9% of the women on the CSWEP
Roster classify themselves in that subfield.
"Women in Top-Tier Economics Departments." Mimeo discussed at 1992 CSWEP
Business Meeting, New Orleans, 1992.
This paper has benefited from useful comments by Arnold Katz, Sanders Korenman, Evelyn Lehrer, Mark Regets, Finis Welch, and participants of the Georgetown University Labor Economics Seminar, the Donner Foundation-Minnesota Industrial Relations Center Conference on the Economic Well-Being of Women and Children, and CSWEP
sessions of the American Economic Association and Eastern Economic Association annual meetings.