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The more things change, the more they stay the same - young Australians and their gendered pathways into science careers

Sikora, Joanna

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Using the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth which followed students born around 1983 between 1998 and 2009, this paper explores gender segregation of educational and career pathways related to science. Science is often treated as one homogeneous field of study, but this leads to the loss of information about segregative forces which facilitate the concentration of men and women in its different areas. In this paper macro-cultural theories of gender essentialism, human capital theory which...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20358
Source: Local Lives/ Global Networks

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