SDG 05: Gender Equality

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

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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Eastern European countries have proportionally more women graduating in economics than men Image: VoxEU
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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