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The gender mix policy - addressing gender inequality in higher education management:  
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, ISSN 1360-080X, E-ISSN 1469-9508, Vol. 33, no 6, 619-628 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on quantitative and qualitative data, this article highlights the increasing proportion of women in senior academic management positions in Swedish higher education between 1990 and 2010. The article uncovers some of the factors that account for women's successful entrance into these positions. According to 22 interviewed female senior academic managers, the implementation of a gender mix policy was vital in explaining the decreasing male-domination. However, the women also expressed some concerns about the consequences of how the gender mix policy was applied. The article takes these concerns as a point of departure for a critical evaluation of how successful the policy is in promoting gender equality on a structural level.

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2011. Vol. 33, no 6, 619-628 p.
Keyword [en]
senior academic management, Swedish higher education, gender mix policy, feminisation
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71924DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2011.621188OAI: diva2:455369
Available from: 2011-11-09 Created: 2011-11-09 Last updated: 2011-11-25

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