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Women's Leadership in Economics
Women's leadership in economics

Historically, women have had limited representation in the economics profession, particularly at the highest leadership levels. The first woman to receive a Ph.D. in economics, Helen Frances Page Bates in 1896 (one of only three prior to 1900), enrolled at the University of Wisconsin following her husband's death. Within the next 2 decades, the percentage of women receiving doctorates in economics rose rapidly, reaching 18.3% in 1918. Unfortunately that peak was short-lived, and the percentage of women receiving Ph.D.s dropped to about 10% and remained at that level ...

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