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The gap between women's access to higher education and their presence in the labor market
Khadijeh Keshavarz
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After the 1979 Revolution, women in the field of public and higher education achieved substantial improvement. However, employment statistics show that their economic participation has not changed much compared to the pre-revolution era. While considering the mission of higher education, the objective of this article is trying to understand this gap and to seek ways of reducing it. The research method is based on the study of the gap through documents and interviews with educated or working women and professionals. The study concludes by stressing on the most important reasons of this disparity which could be: little transfer of skills when entering the labor market, weak professional identity among girls, as well as structural discrimination based on gender division of labor in society.

Keywords: higher education, women, employment
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/11/8 | Accepted: 2015/06/11 | Published: 2015/08/21


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