Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Unsustainable power distribution? Women Leaders in Polish Academia
Issue: Vol. 12, No 3, 2019
Published date: 09-2019 (print) / 09-2019 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Łukasz Sułkowski
Jagiellonian University

Ewa Bogacz-Wojtanowska
Jagiellonian University

Sylwia Wrona
Jagiellonian University

Aleksandra Jędrzejczyk-Kozioł
Jagiellonian University

Ewelina Góral
Jagiellonian University

Katarzyna Wojdyła
Jagiellonian University
Keywords: women, academia, unsustainable power, HEI, glass ceiling
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-3/11
Index PUBMS: 170f3e61-f439-11e9-bbfd-fa163e0fa1a0
Language: English
Pages: 162-180 (19)
JEL classification: I23, I24

The results of the research on gender diversity in academia present a mixed image of women’s participation in power structures. There is a large number of studies showing that women at universities encounter the ‘glass ceiling’ in their careers much more frequently than men. The thesis is that in Poland, the number of men and women working in academic institutions is similar, but there is a large disproportion in their numbers at the highest power positions (women being severely underrepresented). The goal of this paper is to analyse the power structures in Polish universities from the viewpoint of gender diversity. The research method is statistical analysis based on the official public data as well as official documents made available by universities. The result of the research is the illustration of the model of an unsustainable power distribution in top management structures of Polish higher education institutions (HEI).


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