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Summary: The data below demonstrates that the participation rates of women in Economics also deserves attention. Ideally, the dispersion of Bachelor's degrees awarded would reflect the composition of the population. 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.