Participation data

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According to the most recent data, just over 10 percent of full professors in Ph.D. granting Economics departments are women and only 3 percent are African American or Hispanic. Disproportionate participation rates continue in the current undergraduate population as well; about one-third of undergraduate economics majors are women, and about 10 percent are students of color. These participation rates are lower than those typically observed in science and engineering.


The following sections present patterns of participation for members of various groups at various stages in the field of Economics.


For more information, see

  • 2011 Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession: [1]
  • Report on the Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, December 2011: [2]