This study surveys the position of women in academic institutions across the world, investigating the nature of the gender gap in various countries. The contributors analyze data, predict future trends and summarize those strategies most successful in reducing gender inequality.

part |2 pages

Part 1: Introduction

chapter 1|8 pages

The gender gap in higher education: a conceptual framework

ByLynda Malik and Suzanne Stiver Lie 3

part |2 pages

Part 2: National profiles

chapter 9|11 pages

Women in higher education in Iran: tradition versus modernization

ByTahereh Alavi Hojjat 95

chapter 10|11 pages

Women academics in The Netherlands: between exclusion and positive action

ByGreta Noordenbos 106

part |2 pages

Part 3: Conclusion