December 12, 2003
American Women Surpass Men in Earning DoctoratesTable: Characteristics of Recipients of Earned Doctorates, 2002
Chart: Showing how the number of American men receiving doctorates has fallen by nearly 15 percent in the past five yearsBy SCOTT SMALLWOOD
In 2002, for the first time, more American women than American men earned doctorates at U.S. universities.
But the change may not mark the ascent of American female academics -- who have earned around