Male access and success in higher education

Berry, Jane, Foster, Ed, Lefever, Ruth, Raven, Neil, Thomas, Liz and Woodfield, Ruth (2011) Male access and success in higher education. Discussion Paper. The Higher Education Academy, York.

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Abstract

The gendered landscape of higher education (hereafter HE) has changed significantly over the past two decades. As has long been the case, men are more likely to secure graduatelevel employment after their degree, although the advantage over women in this respect is now marginal. Men still form the majority of faculty and HE managers. Since the early 1990s, however, women are now more likely to start an undergraduate course than men, to successfully complete it and to achieve a ‘good degree’. Although the gender gap is less significant beyond undergraduate study, women are also more likely to undertake post-graduate courses. The speed and scale of the change in undergraduate participation patterns makes it a social phenomenon meriting further attention.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Depositing User: Ruth Woodfield
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 17:35
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 17:35
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/42053

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