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Knox and Heath Receive Grant to Study Retention of Women in Economics

Posted: 9/29/2023 (CSDE Awards)

CSDE Affiliates Rachel Heath (Economics) and Melissa Knox (Economics), received a grant from the Social Science Research Council this week! Retaining women students who express interest in economics classes is an important first step in fixing the “leaky pipeline” of women out of economics at every stage, from introductory economics to full professor. This project will assess whether an intervention that introduces gender-related material into economics courses improves women students’ sense of relevance and belonging, test scores, and continuation in further economics and mathematics classes.


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