Unequal outcomes for women academics in Australian Universities: reflections on Belinda Probert's 'I just couldn't fit in'
Vu, Chau and Doughney, James (2007) Unequal outcomes for women academics in Australian Universities: reflections on Belinda Probert's 'I just couldn't fit in'. Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 2 (4). pp. 55-65. ISSN 1833-4318Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.
The position of women academics in Australia is similar to that in other countries, where women are still under-represented in senior academic leadership positions. Why does progress seem to be so slow? This article hopes to contribute critically to the challenge entailed by Belinda Probert's (2005) work , ' “I just couldn't fit in': gender and unequal outcomes in academic careers”. It considers her conclusions in the light of the 1992-2005 data from one of Australia’s new universities, Victoria University in Melbourne. The paper also intros a flow (or transition) model for analysing staffing changes in organisations that provides insights not usually presented in the literature on gender inequity in academic employment. The paper proposes a holistic explanation for persistant gender inequity, combining structural barriers in appointments with the unequal responsibilities women have for care.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ResPubID13214, women, academics, gender, higher education, Probert|
|Subjects:||Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
SEO Classification > 9399 Other Education and Training
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
|Date Deposited:||11 May 2012 01:42|
|Last Modified:||11 May 2012 01:42|
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