New report shows gender ratios for linguistics PhDs are coming into greater balance

The 2016 Annual Report on the State of Linguistics in Higher Education provides data and information on careers in linguistics, trends in linguistic teaching positions, gender and ethnicity breakdowns within linguistics, and topics of specialization in linguistic programs, among other areas. The Annual Report, the fourth to be released by the LSA, features data provided by linguistics departments and programs throughout North America, federal government surveys, the American Academy, the LSA’s internal membership directory, and data on gender collected by LSA’s Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL) from 50 select institutions.

Read a summary of the report’s findings here.

Article: Female scientists are considerably more likely to be mistakenly cited as if they were males than vice versa

Female-turned-male mistakes are most common in business and economics, followed by the social sciences, and the arts and humanities; and virtually never happen in the biomedical fields. However, given that it is the social sciences and the arts and humanities categories that boast a relatively high proportion of female scientists, that variable does not seem to explain much of the variation.

– Michał Krawczyk

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