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Hur studenter motiverar sina val av utbildningsprogram i högskolan: Beständig ojämlikhet
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
2010 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Higher education (HE) has changed from elite to mass education (HSV 2006:26R, Leathwood & Read 2009). In the last few decades, the number of women in higher education has increased substantially in most OECD countries. Sweden ́s reform of HE in 1993 encourages university institutions to develop new degree programs (SFS 1993:100). This opened opportunities for the development of programs designed to attract women and men in equal numbers but the result was disappointing. According to a Swedish study, an increasing number of new degree programs attract almost exclusively one gender (Witt 2009, Nelson et al 2009). It is a well- established fact that technical educations are male-dominated while care-related educations are predominantly chosen by women. This paper investigates the motivations for choice reported by 620 students in 17 programs. We have categorized these motives as follows: knowledge seeking; working life orientation; shoulder responsibility for society; program design; second choice and “follow the map”. Moreover, the paper discusses how gender-segregated educational choices may affect the future opportunities of student in terms of professional careers, income development and, consequently, social standing and life styles. To study gender segregation within HE is like looking at a three dimensional picture. We can focus at different parts or images – one image shows the gender division among the students, another show the genderized division between program choices, while the third image is about the vertical gender division among teachers and researchers and their career opportunities. This paper deals with the first two.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. p. 1-21
Keywords [en]
higher education, gender segregaton, gendered habitus, durable inequality, degree programs
Keywords [sv]
högre utbildning, genussegregation, beständig ojämlikhet, utbildningsprogram
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4394OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4394DiVA, id: diva2:318853
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Svenska Sociologförbundets årsmöte, Högskolan i Halmstad, 11-12 mars, 2010
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Före, under och efter utbildningen på högskolan i Halmstad 2007-2012Available from: 2010-05-12 Created: 2010-05-11 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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