Research Suggests Students Are Biased Against Female Lecturers – The Economist

In a study conducted by the Journal of the European Economic Association, the researchers evaluated male and female teachers using the same content and teaching the same course. After four years of data collecting from 2009 to 2013, the study showed that students, male and female, ranked women teachers on average thirty-five points below their male counterparts on a one-hundred point scale. After researchers took into account gender bias, the thirty-five point difference turned into five. This shows that gender equality still has room for significant improvements.

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