Political Disparities in the Academy: It’s More Than Self-Selection | SpringerLink
Panel data from the 1960s shows political science had the highest ratio of converting academics who were Republicans to Democrats. Across disciplines, most who switched parties or switched from parents did so from Rep to Dem (3-1 ratio) #SocSciResearch
That's why this new piece from , Ryan Motz, and Timothy Nixon is so interesting. It examines a much earlier time period (1959-1964), but finds strong evidence for GOP -> Dem conversion in the professoriate.
Political disparities in faculty are not just self-selection; disciplines with highest % of Democrats, including political science, sociology, & law, had the highest conversion of faculty from Republican to Democrat #SocSciResearch
Political Disparities in the Academy: It’s More Than Self-Selection One reason for the extreme political skew of the academy? Initially Republican profs convert to Democrats. But why? provided some data...