SDG 05: Gender Equality

The gender gap in economics is growing - here's why we need to close it

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Northern European countries, which have achieved high levels of female representation at university as a whole, perform rather poorly and have a gender gap in graduation rates from economics undergraduate degrees. Image: Unsplash/ ActionVance

Rigissa Megalokonomou
PhD Candidate, University of Warwick
Duygu Yengin
Director of Gender Equity, University of Adelaide Faculty of Professions
Marian Vidal-Fernandez
Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney
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SDG 05: Gender Equality

Eastern European countries have proportionally more women graduating in economics than men
Eastern European countries have proportionally more women graduating in economics than men Image: VoxEU
Conversion rates in economics, STEM, and business graduates in Europe
the overall conversion rate of women versus men in economics has been stable or decreasing over time and has been around 0.6 on average (except for the UK) Image: VoxEU

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