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The large differential in financial support may arise from the same reason; if the total support available for research degrees in nursing is significantly less than in other medical fields, then women in nursing are disproportionately burdened by having to provide more of their own support. PREDOCTORAL EMPLOYMENT Male and female doctorates are nearly equally likely to be teaching full-time prior to the doctorate, 10 but only a small proportion were so employed--about 4 percent in physical sciences, 6 percent in life sciences, and 9 percent in engineering.

While formal admissions quotas for women have been eliminated in most institutions, the situation with respect to equal financial support may be more problematic. I. Bill (Olson, 1974). As a result of this subsidy, higher education became accessible to men with the requisite ability regardless of their economic status, while women had to continue to finance their own education, thus in effect restricting the numbers who could attend college. This situation was exacerbated by the common practice of awarding women less financial aid from institutional sources as well; as late as 1969-70, institutionally-administered grants to male college students averaged $671 and those to women only $515 (Haven and Horch, 1972), a difference of 32 percent.

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