Status of women in social work education

Izumi Sakamoto, Jeane W. Anastas, Beverly A. McPhail, Lisa G. Colarossi

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This invited study sought to determine the current status of women in social work education for the special section of the Journal of Social Work Education. Analysis of the latest data available indicate that gender differences remain pervasive across many aspects of social work education, including pay, rank, job duties, and tenure. Women appear disadvantaged in almost all areas analyzed when compared to men. Additionally, pilot study data collected in Canada suggest that women academics are similarly disadvantaged. The article concludes with a discussion of the limitations of available data, broader contextual issues for women in social work, and suggestions for implementing change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-62
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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