Gender and mathematics: pathways to mathematically intensive fields of study in Australia

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Author: Law, Helen


Women in Australia have gone from being under-represented to being over-represented in university education, but they are still far less likely than men to engage in mathematically intensive science fields including engineering, information technology and the physical sciences. With a rapid growth of employment opportunities in these fields, women need quantitative skills to become competitive in technologically and science-oriented niches of the labour market. The persisting gender gap in mathematically intensive fields is important also because it may reinforce the stereotypical belief...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Pathways; Secondary education; Higher education; Outcomes

Keywords: Longitudinal study; Career choice; Decision making; Data analysis; Transition from secondary to further education and training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian National University, 2017

Physical description: ix, 199 p.

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This thesis was a requirement of the NCVER PhD top-up scholarship awarded in 2011.

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 129.609

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