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Every two years for decades, since 1977, two Brooklyn College professors have been documenting the ongoing problem of a sports gender gap with their publication of "Women in Intercollegiate Sport."
Now Acosta and Carpenter say they don't know how much longer they will produce the study, on which they spend many months a year collecting data.
"Thirty-five years is an extremely long time in the life of a longitudinal study," Carpenter said. "The next time we would be gathering data would be a year from now and neither one of us is thinking of it at this point."
For 25 years the study was funded by Brooklyn College. Ten years ago the Project on Women and Social Change at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., took over the financing.
The study is available online at no cost and with the help of the Internet, it has provided a basic reference for congressional and federal hearings and has helped create curriculum for graduate programs, Carpenter said. The NCAA also consults it.
Read the full story at http://womensenews.org/story/athleticssports/120903/sports-researchers-detail-uneven-playing-fieldEvery two years for decades, since 1977, two Brooklyn College professors have been... more