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A Long-Run View of the University Gender Gap in Australia

Booth, Alison; Lim (previously Kee), Hiau Joo


Australian universities were first established in the 1850s, well before the introduction of compulsory schooling. From the middle of the twentieth century, the introduction of mass secondary school education and the expansion of the number of universities widened student access to universities. Subjects offered in higher education increased in scope and labour market discrimination diminished. These factors, together with supply-side changes, meant that women were more easily able to shift...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Economic History Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8446.2011.00329.x


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