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The different worlds of academia: A horizontal analysis of gender equality in Swedish Higher Education
Linnéuniversitetet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Linnéuniversitetet.
2012 (English)In: Nordic conference on Higher Education and Research: Academic work in a recession – who should pay? / [ed] University of Helsinki’s Network for Higher Education and Innovation Research (HEINE) Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF) and Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Finland: University of Helsinki’s Network for Higher Education and Innovation Research (HEINE), the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF) and Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre , 2012, 10-10 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In advanced positions in higher education in Europe, women are underrepresented. Several years of policies on gender equality has not changed the situation. In order to manage Higher Education and provide changes to the underrepresentation of women, it is vital to, besides focusing on vertical aspects, consider horizontal differences in gender equality. This study approaches gender equality from a horizontal perspective by focusing on the relationship between genderand academic disciplines to combine research on gender in higher education with theories on 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, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods, has yielded a more complex and contradictory picture of gender equality in higher education compared to vertical cross-sectional studies.

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Finland: University of Helsinki’s Network for Higher Education and Innovation Research (HEINE), the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF) and Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre , 2012. 10-10 p.
Keyword [en]
gender equality, horizontal analysis, academia, higher education, discipline
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64064OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64064DiVA: diva2:587108
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Nordic conference on Higher Education and Research, 9-10th February 2012, Hanasaari, Finland.
Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2017-07-05Bibliographically approved

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