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Where Have All the Women Gone?

Publication Date: 
May 04, 2007
Source: 
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: 
Robin Wilson

"The Chronicle of Higher Education" story about the paucity of female college coaches despite the increase in female athletes since Title IX was enacted references the work of Professor Deborah Rhode:

Back in 1972, the year Title IX of the Education Amendments was enacted, more than 90 percent of all women's teams were coached by women. The law requires colleges that receive federal funds to ensure gender equity in their programs. In one of the first academic studies of gender and coaching, to be published early next year, Deborah L. Rhode, a law professor at Stanford University, calls the declining proportion of female coaches an "ironic byproduct" of Title IX.