Gender segregation in higher education: an empirical test of seven explanations

  title={Gender segregation in higher education: an empirical test of seven explanations},
  author={Carlo Barone and Giulia Assirelli},
  journal={Higher Education},
Gender segregation in higher education (GSHE) is recognized as a key factor to explain the persistence of gender inequalities in the labor market despite the reversal of gender gap in educational attainment. Women are systematically overrepresented in fields of study, such as social sciences and the humanities, which offer relatively poor labor market prospects; at the same time, they are underrepresented in fields that perform above the average, as engineering and ICT. Several explanations for… 

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Gender, academic abilities and postsecondary educational choices

  • Tarvo Vaarmets
  • Education
    Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
  • 2018
Purpose Gender inequalities in higher education have attracted interest in the academic literature. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach The author uses standardized