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How #MeToo power dynamics affect economists

  • Aired: 01/11/2018
  • 08:05
  • Rating: NR
What kind of hostilities do female economists face, and why? A recent paper highlights the sexualization of women in the field: In a list of the top words that correlated most frequently with women interviewing for jobs, none had anything to do with economics. Teresa Ghilarducci of The New School for Social Research sits down with economics correspondent Paul Solman to discuss power imbalances.
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In economics, women hold 30% of the PhDs, but only 15% of the professorships.
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