The purpose of this evaluation is to explore whether the American Sociological Association's (ASA) now 40-year old pipeline intervention—the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)—improves the chances of academic career success for participants compared to those minority scholars who do not participate. We also examine the factors and relationships that lead to career success for minority men compared to minority women. Each of these factors can result in stratification within the discipline: e.g., who gets employed by research-extensive institutions and who does not. We compare a group of PhD recipients from 1995-96 to 2008-09, who are alumni of MFP, to a group of underrepresented minority scholars who did not participate in MFP, from the same degree years.
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