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Is it all about early occupational expectations? How the gender gap in two science domains reproduces itself at subsequent stages of education: evidence from longitudinal PISA in Australia

Sikora, Joanna


Although the gender gap in non-compulsory science attracts much attention, few studies compare factors that shape it at subsequent life stages. Here, a life-course approach is used to examine the gender gap in science career expectations at ages 16, 23 and 26 for a recent student cohort. Then, a decomposition is applied to assess what share of the gender gap in Year 12 science, university science and post-university employment depends on earlier expectations to pursue a science career. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2019.1676933


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