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ERIC Number: EJ1091162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Higher Education as Modulator of Gender Inequalities: Evidence of the Spanish Case
Pastor, José Manuel; Peraita, Carlos; Soler, Ángel
Higher Education Policy, v29 n1 p63-88 Mar 2016
Raising educational levels may help to reduce inequalities between men and women in certain social and economic aspects. Using statistics for Spain, we analyse labour market behaviours such as the rates of activity and unemployment by sex according to the educational level. The results reveal that the differences between men and women decrease as the educational level increases. In particular, the modulator effect of education is very important at the higher level, where differences in labour market behaviour between men and women with an university education almost disappear, except in terms of salaries. Nevertheless, it can be seen that the current economic crisis has reduced the modulator role of education in gender differences in Spain.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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