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Gender Inequality in British and German Universities

PRITCHARD, Rosalind (2007) Gender Inequality in British and German Universities. COMPARE, 37 (5). pp. 651-669. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/03057920701582582


Gender inequality exists within higher education in the UK and Germany. In the UK only 15.3% of professors in pre- and post-1992 universities were women (2003), whilst in Germany only 8.6% attained the highest grade of professorship (2003). The research uses existing data sets combined with theoretical constructs to investigate the reasons for gender inequality in British and German higher education. It examines and evaluates equality legislation in action, it teases out the social and epistemological aspects of gendered behaviour within the work situation of female academics and it investigates why female academics have a more difficult time gaining promotion in German than in British universities.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Keywords: Gender inequality; Higher education; UK; Germany; Feminism; Academic career structure
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:17554
Deposited By: Professor Rosalind Pritchard
Deposited On:22 May 2012 07:51
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 15:56

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