Fwd. More women get Ph.D's

From: AMcAuliffe@edc.org
Date: Mon Nov 08 1999 - 12:47:00 EST

*** More women, minorities get Ph.D.s

CHICAGO (AP) - A new survey has found that more women and minorities
are earning Ph.D.s than ever before, though some said key fields,
from business to engineering, are still lacking. The survey of 382
universities nationwide found that 17,322 women earned doctorates in
the academic year ending 1997, making up 41% of all Ph.D. recipients.
Ten years earlier, women received about a third of the degrees; in
1967, the total was just 12%. The survey was conducted by the
University of Chicago and released Tuesday. It found that among
minorities, the numbers nearly doubled between 1987 and 1997 - from
2,046 to 3,840, to about 9% of all doctorates granted. See


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