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How gendered is ambition? Educational and occupational plans of Indigenous youth in Australia

Sikora, Joanna; Biddle, Nicholas


While educational and occupational expectations of Australian youth are known to differ by gender, its intersectionality with Indigenous status, which shapes these expectations, has received little attention. This analysis of the nationally representative Programme for International Student Assessment data, collected in 2006 and 2009 in Australia, finds similarities in school-related factors that boost ambition of Indigenous and non-Indigenous boys and girls. In contrast, maternal and paternal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Educational Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.02.011


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