Nevertheless She Persisted? Gender Peer Effects in Doctoral Stem Programs
The National Bureau of Economic Research recently released a new working paper by OERC collaborators, Valerie Bostwick, a post-doctoral researcher in economics at The Ohio State University, and Bruce Weinberg, a professor of economics and public administration at The Ohio State University. The paper, "Nevertheless She Persisted? Gender Peer Effects in Doctoral STEM Programs studies the environment in STEM doctoral programs and the effect on gender differences in Ph.D. persistence and completion. The paper suggests that women's success in STEM Ph.D. programs has much to do with having female peers, especially in their first year in graduate school.