Graduate careers and gender
As as result of increasing equality of opportunity in education, young women are now slightly more likely than young men to participate in higher education. However, one of the strongest findings from graduate surveys has been the gender gap in average earnings, even among equally well-qualified young full-time employees with continuous work histories. Drawing on survey and interview data, we outline the differences and similarities in the profiiles of the male and female respondents. We explore the extent to which the graduate labour market is gendered and investigate the relationship between educational and employment experience and gender role orientations, in determining employment decisions and career aspirations - for men as well as for women.
Click below to download this PowerPoint presentation to the first meeting of the Graduate Labour Market Forum, Warwick in London, March 13th, 2003.