The Incorporation of Women into Higher Education: Paradoxical Outcomes? Author(s): Karen Bradley Reviewed work(s): Source: Sociology of Education, Vol. 73, No. 1 (Jan., 2000), pp. 1-18 Published by: American Sociological Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2673196 . Accessed: 06/01/2013 07:58
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The Incorporationof Women into Higher Education: Paradoxical Outcomes?
Karen Bradley Western Washington University
Unlike extensive the cross-national research occupational segregation, on sex sex within segregation higher educationhas yetto be empirically examinedcomparThis articlereportsanalysesfor a wide range of countries atively. from1965 through 1990, usingtwo measures genderdifferentiationfield study. of of The by results indicate thatgenderdifferentiation declinedsurprisingly Women has little. are morelikely graduatefrom to education, arts,humanities, socialsciences,and law,and menare morelikely graduate to from natural sciences,mathematics, and engineering. Few differences found between more-and less economically are developedcountries. These findings echo those in the occupational segregasex tionliterature.
_hrough the second half of the Figure1 shows that women's representa20th...