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Gender, competitiveness and socialisation at a young age (Andersen et al., 2013)

A study conducted by Andersen, Ertac, Gneezy, List and Maximiano sought to investigate differences in competitive behaviours between males and females as they may be determined by socialisation rather than natural differences. Their findings support the hypothesis that cultural contexts and social structures contribute significantly to differences in competitiveness between…

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COAG Equity Report Summary (2013)

Tracking equity: Comparing outcomes for women and girls across Australia The COAG Reform Council was asked to compile a report for the development of a National Framework for Gender Equality. Tracking equity: Comparing outcomes for women and girls across Australia is a snapshot of the status of Australian girls and…

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Impact of school characteristics on TER (Gemici et al., 2013)

The impact of school characteristics on TER and young people’s transition to university This report investigated the impact of school characteristics on Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) and the probability of going to university by age 19. Data from the 2006 cohort of Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) was analysed…

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Mission Australia Youth Survey summary 2013

Mission Australia’s 2013 Youth Survey Mission Australia conducts an annual survey of Australian youth which “taps into the minds of young people across the country, providing unique insight into their aspirations and concerns for the future” (Mission Australia, 2013, p. 1). The 2013 results highlight some interesting gender differences. In…

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Academic school quality and student outcomes (Lim, Gemici & Karmel, 2013)

Lim, Gemici and Karmel (2013, p. 3) investigated the interactions between students’ individual socioeconomic status (SES), their academic achievement at age 15 years, the academic quality of the school they attend, school completion, tertiary entrance rank (TER) and university participation. Data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) was…

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Mathematics and gender: is maths the key to a high powered career?

Joensen and Nielsen (2013) explored whether gender differences in mathematics qualifications explained “a substantial part of the gender gap in wages and in career outcomes more broadly” (p. 2). Previously these researchers had found that “the gender earnings gap is substantial (34%) and one-fifth of this gap evaporates when accounting…

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