Higher Education

On this page, you will find summaries of research articles on the topic of women and higher education. Most of the articles will deal with gender differences in the choices that students make for their fields of study. The objective of these summaries is to better inform society on the importance of these choices, how to reduce gender differences in choices for fields of study, and the future of the labor market. 

How institutions and gender differences in education shape entrepreneurial activity: a cross-national perspective

The article investigates the role of gender differences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education during different stages of entrepreneurial activity. Read the original article.

Disciplines du diplôme de master et insertion professionnelle selon le genre

The author of this study examines the role of gender differences in academic choices on employability. Read the original article (FR).

The End of Men and Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market. 

The present article studies the gender differences in gains in the high-skilled labour market. Read the original article.

The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market. 

In this article, the author examines the increase in the importance of social skills in the labour market. Read the original article.

Skill Requirements across Firms and Labor Markets: Evidence from Job Postings for Professionals. 

In this paper, the authors study the variation in skill demands across firms and labour markets. Read the original article.

The summaries have been written by Rawane Yasser, Research Assistant for the Women in Business Chair. The researchers who wrote the original articles are independent from the Chair.

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