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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 1833-4318

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 01:42
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 05:21
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3433
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