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Are two-year colleges the key to expanding the scientific labor force?

Title: Are two-year colleges the key to expanding the scientific labor force?.
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Name(s): D'Sa, Mitchell, author
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: While increasingly utilized, particularly by women, two-year colleges are rarely considered in studies of participation gaps in undergraduate STEM degrees. This manuscript uses Beginning Postsecondary Students: 2004/09 panel data and a propensity score design to compare the gender gap in degree attainment among those who started in two-year and four-year colleges, with a focus on underrepresented women. Results indicate that the probability of men majoring in natural/engineering sciences is four times higher (19.8 percent) than that of women (5.1 percent), while women are more likely to major in life and social/behavioral sciences. Among non-white students, the gender gap in natural/engineering science degrees is widest among Asian students and narrowest among other/multiracial students. Social/behavioral sciences have the narrowest gender gaps but attract more than twice as many high mathematics ability women as natural/engineering sciences. Most notably, the gender gap in STEM degree completion is remarkably similar among those who initially enroll in two-year or four-year colleges.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0016 (IID)
Subject(s): Educational leadership
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0016
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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D'Sa, M. (2015). Are two-year colleges the key to expanding the scientific labor force? Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0016