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dc.contributor.authorSeehuus, Sara Marie Jorunn
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-13T11:48:58Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-14T09:27:40Z
dc.date.available2020-02-13T11:48:58Z
dc.date.available2020-02-14T09:27:40Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-22
dc.identifier.citationSeehuus SMJ. Social class background and gender-(a)typical choices of fields of study in higher education. British Journal of Sociology. 2019en
dc.identifier.issn0007-1315
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/8108
dc.description.abstractBy employing a Bourdieu‐inspired class scheme that differentiates between classes’ volume and composition of capital, and by analysing Norwegian administrative register data for birth cohorts between 1987 and 1992, this paper examines the relationship between social class background and gender‐(a)typical choices of higher education. Fields of study in higher education in much of the Western world remain segregated by gender despite the gender gap in educational attainment having been reversed. However, some changes have taken place due to the influx of women into male‐dominated, high‐status fields. Few recent studies have examined the relationship between social class background and gendered educational choices in light of these changes; furthermore, the focus of previous research has been limited to the vertical dimension of class. The results presented in this article suggest that men and women are more likely to make gender‐atypical choices when this leads to social mobility and that focusing solely on the vertical dimension of class may mask horizontal differences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBritish Journal of Sociology;Volume70, Issue4
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Seehuus, S. (2019), Social class background and gender‐(a)typical choices of fields of study in higher education. Br J Sociol, 70: 1349-1373, which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12668. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.en
dc.subjectGendersen
dc.subjectSocial classesen
dc.subjectHorizontal segregationsen
dc.subjectHigher educationen
dc.subjectEducational choicesen
dc.titleSocial class background and gender-(a)typical choices of fields of study in higher educationen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typePeer revieweden
dc.date.updated2020-02-13T11:48:58Z
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dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12668
dc.identifier.cristinID1705054
dc.source.issn0007-1315
dc.source.issn1468-4446
dc.relation.journalBritish Journal of Sociology


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