March 18, 2014
STUDY: Female Academics More Strict About Hierarchy. “Women of different social or professional ‘ranks’ within academic departments collaborate less than men do, according to a new Harvard study, suggesting that female full professors prefer to work on academic papers with other female full professors rather than assistant professors. When the pool was narrowed to women of the same rank, collaboration was equal to that of men.”
It is really not surprising that women are more rank-conscious.