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Graduates’ Opium? Cultural Values, Religiosity and Gender Segregation by Field of Study

Institute for Socio-Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(8), 135; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9080135
Received: 22 June 2020 / Revised: 15 July 2020 / Accepted: 16 July 2020 / Published: 29 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social, Legal and Educational Challenges of Contemporary Economics)
This paper studies the relationship between cultural values and gender distribution across fields of study in higher education. I compute national, field and subfield-level gender segregation indices for a panel dataset of 26 OECD countries for 1998–2012. This panel dataset expands the focus of previous macro-level research by exploiting data on gender segregation in specific subfields of study. Fixed-effects estimates associate higher country-level religiosity with lower gender segregation in higher education. These models crucially control for potential segregation factors, such as labor market and educational institutions, and gender gaps in both self-beliefs and academic performance in math among young people. View Full-Text
Keywords: horizontal gender segregation; higher education; cultural values; religiosity; math beliefs; association index horizontal gender segregation; higher education; cultural values; religiosity; math beliefs; association index
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Zuazu, I. Graduates’ Opium? Cultural Values, Religiosity and Gender Segregation by Field of Study. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 135. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9080135

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