Female Under-Representation Among Philosophy Majors: A Map of the Hypotheses and a Survey of the Evidence

Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 1 (1):1-30 (2015)
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Why is there female under-representation among philosophy majors? We survey the hypotheses that have been proposed so far, grouping similar hypotheses together. We then propose a chronological taxonomy that distinguishes hypotheses according to the stage in undergraduates’ careers at which the hypotheses predict an increase in female under-representation. We then survey the empirical evidence for and against various hypotheses. We end by suggesting future avenues for research.
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