Monday, 31 March 2008

Existence of glass ceiling confirmed

New research from the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia has shown that '25 percent of the gender gap in promotion from senior lecturer to professor cannot be explained'. The research found that female scientists do face glass ceilings, although they happen at different stages in careers in higher education and research institutes. Within research institutes women were found to have more difficulty and face most discrimination moving from postdoctoral scientists to senior scientists, where as in universities the transition from senior lecturer to professor was found to be the most difficult.

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