Perpetuating the Academic Gender Gap
AbstractWomen university faculty have increased since the 1970s but the gender gap continues. This paper, based on interviews with New Zealand academics and international research, suggests that family relationships interact with institutional priorities to slow women's progression through the ranks. The strengthening emphasis on peer-reviewed and funded research seems daunting to some academics, especially mothers with young children. Résumé Le nombre de femmes membres de facultés universitaires s’est accru depuis les années 70 mais il existe toujours un écart entre les hommes et les femmes. Cet article, basé sur des entrevues avec des académiques néozélandaises et sur la recherche internationale, suggère que les relations familiales interagissent avec les priorités institutionnelles pour ralentir la progression professionnelle des femmes. L’accent sur l’examen par les pairs et la recherche subventionnée sembledé concertant pour certaines académiques, surtout pour les mères avec de jeunes enfants.
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