StatsCan releases report on gender differences in PhD completion

As part of their education indicators, Statistics Canada studies the gender-patterns of PhD matriculation and completion.  They recently released a report here.

A snippet of the findings:

“According to recent data on college and university enrolments in Canada, women accounted for over half of all college enrolments (55%) in 2006/2007, as well as over half of all university enrolments in undergraduate (58%) and master’s (56%) programs in 2008/2009. At the doctoral level, however, the gender difference is reversed, with women accounting for less than half (47%) of students enrolled. Although the proportion of women earning doctorates has risen steadily over the last couple of decades, women accounted for less than half (44%) of all doctoral degrees granted in 2008.”


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