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Examining the Role of Gender in Career Advancement at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Journal of Public Health (2010)
  • Zhuo Chen
  • Kakoli Roy
  • Carol A Gotway Crawford
Abstract
During the past decade, efforts to promote gender parity in the healing and public health professions have met with only partial success. We provide a critical update regarding the status of women in the public health profession by exploring gender-related differences in promotion rates at the nation's leading public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using personnel data drawn from CDC, we found that the gender gap in promotion has diminished across time and that this reduction can be attributed to changes in individual characteristics (e.g., higher educational levels and more federal work experience). However, a substantial gap in promotion that cannot be explained by such characteristics has persisted, indicating continuing barriers in women's career advancement.
Keywords
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
  • gender,
  • promotion
Publication Date
Spring March, 2010
Citation Information
Zhuo Chen, Kakoli Roy and Carol A Gotway Crawford. "Examining the Role of Gender in Career Advancement at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" American Journal of Public Health Vol. 100 Iss. 3 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zhuo_chen/28/