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Summary: The data below demonstrates that the participation rates of women in Economics also deserves attention. By observing the Political Science/Public Administration degrees awarded in 2009, the percentage of women and men earning this degree were very close to one another. Men were awarded 49.1% of the degrees while women were awarded 50.9% of the degrees. Although in Economics, men were awarded 69.8% of the degrees while women were only awarded 30.2% of the degrees.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System(IPEDS) Completions, 1995-2009 (Washington , D.C.: NCES, 2011). Created by data provided by WebCaspar.