The Causes of Gender Segregation in Higher Education

Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences in the 21st Century

Year: 2021

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The Causes of Gender Segregation in Higher Education

Ruiqing Yang

 

ABSTRACT: 

In recent years, gender segregation in the labor market has infiltrated into higher education. The sex ratios in many departments are highly unbalanced which cannot be explained by biological differences. This essay aims to explore the causes of gender segregation in the university. XJTLU is selected as the site to conduct in-depth interviews with university students. The result suggests that gender norms constructed by society and the occupational gender segregation presumably contribute to the generation of gender segregation on the university campus.

Keywords: gender; segregation; higher education.