Parenting on the Path to the Professoriate: A Focus on Graduate Student Mothers

  • Amanda M. KulpEmail author


This study presents new findings on tenure-track job outcomes for mothers who parented children during graduate school. Using NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates (2000–2005) and Survey of Doctorate Recipients data (2000–2013), I explore how PhD mothers’ accumulation of career-related resources in graduate school influences their likelihood of attaining tenure-track jobs.


Doctoral recipients Faculty careers Mothers 



The author thanks the National Science Foundation and Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas for a site license to use the data. The use of NSF data does not imply NSF endorsement of the research, research methods, or conclusions contained in this report. Any errors are my own responsibility.


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