Gender in professions

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Women earning doctoral degrees in psychology outnumber men three to one. The gender disparity in psychology is part of a larger academic trend:

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Gender in professionsThe Psychologist:Women earning doctoral degrees in psychology outnumber men three to one. The gender disparity in psychology is part of a larger academic trend: Women are increasingly outnumbering men throughout higher education, including doctoral programs. According to a September report from the Council of Graduate Schools, women earned more doctoral degrees than men for the first time in 2009. But the gender imbalance is especially pronounced in psychology. In developmental and child psychology, for example, female PhD recipients outnumber men by more than five to one. Stagnant salaries may be keeping men out of the field today. Perhaps men in their traditional roles as breadwinners may not be viewing psychology as a viable career. They see what entry-level salaries are, and they see how difficult it is to find a job. The average psychology starting salary

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