A longitudinal study of the pipeline within a Danish University
Research shows that the correlation - the higher the level of academic positions at universities the lower the percentage of women among employees - also applies at Danish universities (Ståhle, 2007). This may be due to a historic back log or merely to a ’Leaking pipeline’, as earlier studies have revealed that an increasing percentage of women among university graduates has not resulted in an increasing percentage of women among university academics. This analysis based on data from Aalborg University documents by the use of longitudinal analysis indicates that women have less chance of getting a PhD-position as well as an assistant professor position than men – also when a row of other relevant factors has been counted for - at Aalborg University. Although the number of positions has grown in the period 1985-2007 women’s relative chance of getting a research position as PhD-fellow or assistant professor has not altered.
Meta-analysis of Gender and Science Research: Proceedings –beyond the Leaky Pipeline. Challenges for Research on Gender and Science, 2010
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Final conference of the study ‘Meta-analysis of gender and science research’, 2010