New study discusses gender parity in tenured positions, perceptions of fairness: StatCan


Women hold a growing share of tenured positions at Canadian universities, but gender parity has not yet been reached, according to a new study released by Statistics Canada. The study found that the number of women holding tenured positions has risen to 37% in 2019 from 14% in 1990. However, women are still less likely to be tenured than men (64% vs 75%). Women faculty were also less likely than men to hold a doctoral degree (75% vs 82%) and tended to be younger on average. The study found that parental leave affects women’s time to tenure, with 19% of tenure-track women who took parental leave obtaining tenure in less than five years, compared to 36% of women who did not take parental leave. The study also found that female faculty members were twice as likely as men to disagree that their institution’s hiring process was fair and equitable. StatCan Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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