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Scott Carrell and Marianne Page: Want more women to study science? Hire more female professors!

Research by Scott Carrell (UCD), Marianne Page (UCD) and James West (Air Force Academy) finds that replacing a male instructor with a female one has such a strong effect on female achievement as to erase the gender gap in science entirely. Their research paper, is discussed in a recent article in Slate, and is the lead story in the September 2009 NBER digest.