From Diversifying Economic Quality: A Wiki for Instructors and Departments
In this section, data has been compiled to present patterns of participation for members of various groups at various stages in the field of Economics.
Summary: The data below demonstrates that underrepresented minorities in the field of economics should be paid attention to. In comparison to the field of Political Science/Public Administration, Black students account for 4.9% of Bachelor's degrees in Economics where areas they account for 9.4% of Bachelor's degrees in Political Science/Public Administration. Hispanic students account for 5.8% of Economics degrees where areas they account for 9.9% of Political Science/Public Administration 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.
This link below has a basic database of Economics degrees earned by Gender from 1966-2009. A simple scatterplot is done to see a time trend.
The comparison tool allows departments to compare their participation rates to national averages and/or averages for subgroups such as elite liberal arts institutions.