Some Women Speak on Access to Higher Education (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1

Studies show that although women enter undergraduate level programs in about the same proportions as men, they are still under-represented at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. In gaining access to higher education women usually encounter obstacles resulting from a lack of financial resources, inadequate child care, the need to arrange special transportation (especially for those with physical disabilities), inflexible course scheduling, and outdated cultural mores which do not acknowledge women's right to have both a career and a family life.

In this article, the author discusses a study she carried out to examine some of the barriers which women may or may not have encountered and to explore the significant factors that deter women from pursuing graduate work.

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