Academic Careers and the Gender Gap

Academic Careers and the Gender Gap

by Maureen Baker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774823975
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maureen Baker is a professor of sociology at theUniversity of Auckland in New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

1 Setting the Scene

2 Gendered Patterns of Education, Work, and Family Life

3 University Restructuring and Global Markets

4 Social Capital and Gendered Responses to University Practices

5 Gendered Families and the Motherhood Penalty

6 Subjectivities and the Gender Gap

7 Explaining the Academic Gender Gap

Methodological Appendix




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Sandra Acker

Maureen Baker argues that despite the progress made in improving women's career chances in academia, women still come second to men on a range of indicators. Her ambitious book is an unusual and welcome exercise in comparative sociology and higher education, featuring Canada and New Zealand, where she has conducted original research, but set in a wider context of Australia, the UK, and the USA. This study by a leading sociologist has strong policy implications and should appeal to academics, doctoral students, administrators, and managers working in universities.

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