A Peking University graduation ceremony in July this year. Female students match their male counterparts at every level of education until doctoral studies. Photo: Xinhua

The gender imbalance in China’s PhD studies: why women make up only a third of the cohort

Female students match their male peers at every other level of education in China; in the United States, women make up 52.1 per cent of doctorates

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A Peking University graduation ceremony in July this year. Female students match their male counterparts at every level of education until doctoral studies. Photo: Xinhua
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Alice Shen

Alice Shen

Alice is a Hong Kong economy and business reporter at the South China Morning Post. Born in central China and raised in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, she studied biology, economics and journalism in Peking University and Boston University.