Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gender gap in academic job satisfaction

Here's a surprising finding:

Looking at areas where job satisfaction had a gender gap, the social sciences come up far more than other disciplines. Of 45 categories in which at least one disciplinary area was found to have a gender gap in job satisfaction, with men feeling more satisfied, the social sciences came up in 36. Further, in 13 of the job categories, the social sciences were the only disciplinary area with such a gender gap, and in another eight, social sciences were one of two fields with gender gaps in job satisfaction. (In five other categories, there was a statistically significant gender gap in satisfaction, with women more satisfied.)


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    Possibly there are more women in social sciences but I am not clear about the exact reasons.