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Conclusion

ByMarilee Reimer

This collection has introduced insights brought by feminist and policy theorists in the following areas:

how inequality in higher education might be better managed to respond to the priorities of low income and marginalized women whose skills base may be very broad due to their employment history;

how we might learn from the European Union community development projects where women’s capabilities are enhanced through participation in informal education, as well as community-based education and political participation, in order to address industry flight in rural Atlantic Canada; and

how successful employment equity policy might be developed in academic and science-based contexts (Finland and Switzerland) but requires systems of accountability that go beyond the primarily public-sector equity programmes in Australia and Canada that have been able to develop.