NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Does Science Promote Women? Evidence from Academia 1973-2001

Donna K. Ginther, Shulamit Kahn

NBER Working Paper No. 12691
Issued in November 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Al and Judy Erickson for making this paper possible. We also thank the National Science Foundation for granting a site license to use the data and Kelly Kang of the NSF for providing technical documentation. Dylan Rassier and Ronnie Mukherjee provided research assistance. Ginther acknowledges financial support from NSF grant SES-0353703. Finally, we thank Anne Preston and Richard Freeman for their useful comments on an earlier draft. The use of NSF data does not imply NSF endorsement of the research, research methods, or conclusions contained in this report. Any errors are our own responsibility. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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