ERIC Number: EJ1132020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
Gendered Patterns in International Research Collaborations in Academia
Uhly, K. M.; Visser, L. M.; Zippel, K. S.
Studies in Higher Education, v42 n4 p760-782 2017
Although women's representation in higher education nears parity with men at the undergraduate level, this representation diminishes as one ascends the academic ranks. Because gender gaps in the "elite" activity of international research collaborations might contribute to the underrepresentation of women in the upper ranks, we ask if gender differences exist in participation in international collaborations and if family responsibilities constitute a glass fence--a gendered obstacle that keeps women from this engagement. Using an international data set, we find that women engage less in international collaborations than men, and that complex gendered patterns exist regarding the impacts of partner employment status and children. Both men and women benefit from having an academic partner, although men benefit more. Partner employment status matters more than children in certain family arrangements, suggesting that the former constitutes a glass fence, potentially impacting women's access to cutting-edge international knowledge production and elite academic positions.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, International Studies, Educational Research, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Disproportionate Representation, Family Work Relationship, Employment Level, Child Rearing, Teacher Surveys, Predictor Variables, Regression (Statistics), College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Productivity, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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