Gendered pathways into the post-secondary study of science

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Author: Sikora, Joanna


Using Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth [LSAY] data, [the author] investigates gender segregation in science engagement by looking at gendered pathways into post-secondary science study and the career preferences of Australian youth. In particular, [the author] explores gender differences relating to the take-up of the life and physical sciences. When looking at the physical sciences, the gap between male and female participation widens at the tertiary level compared with secondary school, with males more likely than females to study a physical science qualification. Regarding the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Higher education; Gender; Participation; Secondary education; Students; Statistics; Research

Keywords: Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 30 p.

ISBN: 9781922056818

On cover: NCVER Building Researcher Capacity Fellowship Program 2012 participant
This research was funded through the NCVER fellowship program.

Resource type: Occasional paper

Document number: TD/TNC 115.08

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