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The different worlds of academia: a horizontal analysis of gender equality in Swedish higher education
Linnaeus University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Linnaeus University.
2013 (English)In: Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560, E-ISSN 1573-174X, Vol. 66, no 2, 173-188 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Women are underrepresented in advanced positions in higher education in Europe. This study takes a horizontal perspective and focuses on the relationship between gender and discipline in order to combine research on gender in higher education with theories of disciplinary differences in academic cultures. The study points out substantial differences between disciplines in gender composition, specifically, the probability of a person leaving academia after earning a doctor's degree and various attitudes towards gender equality work. Our approach, which is based on quantitative longitudinal as well as qualitative research methods, has yielded a more complex and contradictory picture of gender equality in higher education than have vertical cross-sectional studies.

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Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2013. Vol. 66, no 2, 173-188 p.
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Gender equality, Horizontal analysis, Academia, Higher education, Discipline
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-63740DOI: 10.1007/s10734-012-9597-1ISI: 000321918400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-63740DiVA: diva2:582905
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First Online: 18 December 2012

Available from: 2013-01-11 Created: 2013-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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