More Women Than Men Get Doctorates in US

Woman-at-chalkboard-s According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, last year, for the first time ever, women earned more doctorates than men in every racial and ethnic group, according to a new National Science Foundation. Overall, the number of doctorates granted by American institutions rose by 5.4 percent — to 48,079, the highest number ever reported — from 2006 to 2007. All science fields except chemistry and psychology awarded record numbers of doctorates in 2007. One of the most interesting aspects of this article is the amount and variety of comments that were posted by the public, about the perhaps "dubious value" of doctorates if more women than men were earning them! Check out the debate for yourself!

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