Marina Baskakova1
  • 1 Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 32 Nakhimovsky Ave, 117218 Moscow, Russian Federation

Men and Women in the Education System

2005. No. 1. P. 276–303 [issue contents]
The paper analyzes certain gender problems of the educational system in modern Russia. Some of these problems have existed for a long time and are now becoming more acute. Other ones have arisen only recently, as a consequence of socio-economic changes in the country in general and in the educational system in particular. The paper analyzes the dynamics of gender composition of students in different levels of education (both general and professional training). It is shown that recently the level of education of Russian women has surpassed that of men. In the near future this gap will only widen. It is shown that at all levels of professional education the percentage of female students is growing even in the traditionally «male» institutions. That creates a basis for a similar process to take place in the job market. The paper presents data demonstrating the further feminisation of the faculty in higher education institutions. The research is based on government statistics.
Citation: Baskakova M. (2005) Muzhchiny i zhenshchiny v sisteme obrazovaniya [Men and Women in the Education System ]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no1, pp. 276-303.