Involvement of Women and Minorities in the urban Forestry Profession
Journal of Arboriculture
In a nationwide U.S. study, we found that 10% of urban forestry professionals were women and 5% minorities. Women generally were younger, better educated, and had less time in their profession than white males, and they most often held public or private nonprofit positions. Minorities were older and less educated than women or white males. Compared to white males, there was a considerably higher proportion of minorities and a lower proportion of females in higher income categories (above US$50,000 per year). We describe the profession's demographics and discuss reasons for and implications of a relative lack of diversity in this profession.
Kuhns, M.R., H.A. Bragg, and D.J. Blahna. 2002. Involvement of women and minorities in the urban forestry profession. J. of Arboriculture 28(1):27-34.