Gender stratification in the science pipeline a comparative analysis of seven countries

Sandra L. Hanson, Maryellen Schaub, David P. Baker

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Abstract

This study uses a "science pipeline" model and cross-national data to examine women's participation in science education and occupations in seven countries. Gender stratification in later science education and in science occupations is found in every country examined. Young women's participation in science education decreases with each stage in the science pipeline, but there is considerable cross-national variation in the extent of gender stratification in science. Findings show greater gender stratification in science occupations than in science education, suggesting factors other than training help maintain inequality in high-status science occupations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-290
Number of pages20
JournalGender and Society
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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