Women and Education in Europe

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The overall level of education is increasing in Europe. This article focuses on women's educational attainment and especially on differences in expansion rates in Germany, Portugal and Swedn. The author argues that an understanding of the expansion of the number of women in education must consider - in addition to the structure of the educational system - recent economic, demographic, social and cultrual changes in contemporary Europe. The role of education for women's changing position as citizens is also discussed.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • citizenship, sociologi, labour market participation, motherhood, sociology, welfare state, educational attainment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Interntional Handbook on the Sociology of Education
EditorsCarlos Alberto Torres, Ari Antikainen
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN (Print)0-7425-1770-5
StatePublished - 2002