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Pay, But Not Equity, Improves For Female Anesthesiologists
National Public Radio

In anesthesiology, it pays – literally – to be a man.

At least, that’s what’s suggested by a study examining this specialty’s demographics and salaries in 2007 and again in 2013. The study, by the RAND Corp., a nonpartisan research institute, was published Thursday in the journal Anesthesiology.

This paper is among other recent studies examining how the glass ceiling affects female health care workers. Women who are medical school professors are less likely to be promoted than are their male peers, and they may have more trouble getting scientific research funded, according to two studies published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. Even in nursing — a field women dominate — men on average earn significantly more, even after controlling for age, marital status and children, another recent paper concluded.