Why female doctors in Australia are hitting glass ceilings

Helen Dickinson, University of Melbourne and Marie Bismark, University of Melbourne

Over the past 30 years, there have been some great achievements in gender equity. The number of women enrolled in professional degrees, such as law and medicine, rose from less than 25% in the 1970s to more than 50% in 2015. Australia has introduced a number of equal opportunity policies in health care and in 2000 achieved gender parity in medical schools.

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