News, archive 2011

“Anti-school attitudes” reduce boys’ job chances

2011-10-06 15:31

Boys have performed less well than girls at school for as long as such performance has been measured. Nonetheless, to date, the labour market’s winners have been male. So why do we refer to boys’ ‘underperformance’, or ‘underachievement’, as a problem nowadays?

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Gender perspective boosts innovativeness

2011-08-08 09:28

‘Gender and innovation’ is a new research area, almost entirely confined to Sweden so far. Combining gender studies and innovation research is new, but the two fields have much in common.

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A long way before women got their half

2011-03-24 11:48

Although quotation is still seen as a controversial method in Sweden, the attitude has changed radically since the question was first addressed in the 1920s. The struggle for women’s political representation has given results. However it has been a long fight to increase the number of women in Parliament.

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