The status of women in UK political science

Briggs, Jacqui and Harrison, Lisa (2015) The status of women in UK political science. European Political Science, 14 (2). pp. 105-115. ISSN 1680-4333

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Abstract

UK Higher Education has recently entered uncharted waters-this includes changes to the fee structures in England and ever increasing pressure to perform to measurables such as Key Information Sets, Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education data and a plethora of Key Performance Indicators. In this article, we highlight key findings from recent research regarding the status of women in the profession-with particular emphasis upon evidence that may suggest a gender divide in terms of research and teaching. We then go on to explore primary data from a number of sources to explore whether male and female academics in the UK have different priorities, and question to what extent recent reforms will exacerbate a 'glass ceiling' or 'leaking pipeline' and further challenge the diversity of the profession. © 2015 European Consortium for Political Research.

Keywords:Parity of opportunity, UK Higher Education, Women, NotOAChecked
Subjects:L Social studies > L433 Education Policy
X Education > X900 Others in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:17579
Deposited On:28 Aug 2015 09:40

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