The Imbalance between Female Scholars’ Abilities and Chances: Evidence from Sociology

Friday, 20 July 2018
Distributed Paper
Yajuan CAO, Wuhan University, China
Gender problem exists everywhere in our society including universities and research institutions. This article analysis the biographies of female scholars in Sociology from the top 20 universities in China, finding that although the number of female scholars keeps arising, it is still less than that of male scholars at the moment. Female scholars show their perfect performances in researches, not only doing good in evaluation but also developing their fields of research. Female scholars’ research interests broke the traditional knowledge, not limited in "Marriage and Family" or "gender studies" problem any more, but go to a wider field of vision area of research. And to our dissapoint, even doing as good as male scholars, females can hardly get equal changces in promoting.