Geographic Constraints on Women's Careers in Academia

Marwell, Gerald; Rosenfeld, Rachel; Spilerman, Seymour

Male and female academics have very different residence patterns. Women are more concentrated in our largest urban centers; also, wherever they reside, women are less likely than men to change communities when changing institutions. Much of this sex difference is attributable to the constraints under which married academic women must manage their careers. The authors argue that much of the status difference between men and women in academia is attributable to the disadvantage of women in making strategic career decisions.


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September 10, 2013