Journal of Social Research & Policy,
Volume: 1, Issue: 1
, Pages: 69-89
Date: July 2010
Abstract: Although women have reached the state of equality in education, horizontal and vertical segregation still put them in a disadvantageous situation. According to horizontal segregation, women study at distinct areas which the labor market does not appreciate considerably, and according to vertical segregation, their presence on the highest levels of education (phd training, university staff and researcher position) is lower, which is also the source of lower incomes. This study uses the data of the “Regional University” research in order to examine the various aspects of gender horizontal and vertical segregation in higher education. In addition, we will examine the social background of males and females at “feminine” and “masculine” faculties, and at university and college faculties.
Keywords: Gender Differences, Horizontal and Vertical Segregation in Higher Education, Hungarian-Romanian-Ukrainian Border Region (Partium)
1. University of Debrecen, Department of Sociology and Social Policy
4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary