Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) Annual Survey of U.S. Economics Departments, United States, 1994-2020 (ICPSR 37118)

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American Economic Association. Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37118.v5

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  • V5 [2021-11-23]
  • V4 [2020-02-26] unpublished
  • V3 [2019-02-04] unpublished
  • V2 [2018-09-13] unpublished
  • V1 [2018-08-01] unpublished

This data release is based on a survey of Ph.D. and non-Ph.D. granting U.S. economics departments for the years 1994-2020 and 2006-2020, respectively. The primary source of data is the annual Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) surveys. CSWEP is a committee of the American Economic Association (AEA). These data are supplemented with data from the AEA's Universal Academic Questionnaire (UAQ) information when CSWEP data observations are missing for a given institution and year. Observations that are missing in both CSWEP and UAQ surveys are imputed using linear interpolation.

This study includes variables on the number and composition of faculty, the number of undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students, and job placement status for Ph.D. graduates. Many of these variables are reported by gender.

CSWEP has undertaken the collection of data on gender composition of faculty and students in both Ph.D. granting and non-Ph.D. granting U.S. economics departments since 1972.

American Economic Association. Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) Annual Survey of U.S. Economics Departments, United States, 1994-2020. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-11-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37118.v5

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2006-01-01 -- 2020-12-31 (Non-PhD Programs), 1994-01-01 -- 2020-12-31 (PhD Programs)
1994 -- 2020 (Fall 1994 through Fall 2020)
  1. Aggregate data are available for public download in Dataset 3. This includes the following files:

    • Figure1.xlsx: Pipeline for Departments with Doctoral Programs
    • Figure2.xlsx: Pipeline for Departments without Doctoral Programs
    • Figure3.xlsx: Lock-Step Model: Percentage of women, by entering PhD cohorts
    • Figure4.xlsx: Lock-Step Model: Percentage of women, by receiving-PhD cohort
    • Figure5.xlsx: Undergraduate senior economics majors
    • Figure6.xlsx: Comparison of self-reported and imputed data from Figure 1
    • Figure6a.xlsx: Comparison of self-reported and imputed data from Figure 2
    • Table1.xlsx: The Pipeline for Departments with Doctoral Programs: Percent and Number of Doctoral Students and Faculty who are Women
    • Table2a.xlsx: The Pipeline for Top Departments: Percent and Numbers of Faculty and Students who are Women
    • Table2b.xlsx: The Pipeline for Top Departments: Percent and Numbers of Faculty and Students who are Women
    • Table3.xlsx: Percent Women Faculty and Students: Economics Departments without Doctoral Programs
    • Table4.xlsx: Percent Women in Job Placements of New Ph.D.s from the Top Economics Departments
    • Table5.xlsx: Percent Women in Job Placements of New Ph.D.s from All Other Economics Departments
    • Table6.xlsx: New Ph.D. Job Placement by Gender and Department Rank, Current Year
    • Table7.xlsx: Distribution of Top 20 Departments by Female Share of First Year PhD class, 2014-2020
    • Table8.xlsx: Number of Economics Departments, by Year and Type of Program
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The purpose of this study is to combine the annual CSWEP survey with data from the Universal Academic Questionnaire (UAQ) to show the gender composition of Ph.D. granting U.S. economics departments over time.

Information about the study design can be found on the CSWEP and UAQ sections of the American Economic Association web site.

Longitudinal: Panel: Continuous

United States universities with Ph.D. programs in economics.

Individual economics departments

Universal Academic Questionnaire (UAG)

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) Survey

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2018-08-01

2021-11-23 Updated to add 2019 and 2020 data/documentation; updated title accordingly.

2020-02-26

Updated to add 2018 data and changed organization of data so there are now three datasets with 2 restricted. Updated title and PI.

2019-02-04 This study was updated to move the zip folder of aggregate data to Dataset 2.

2018-09-13 Updated to add documentation and zip folder of aggregate data.

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