The Higher the Fewer

  • Carmel Diezmann
  • Susan Grieshaber


This chapter examines the notion of “the higher the fewer” in academic women’s career progression internationally, explains why the academic pipeline is an ineffective explanation for women’s lack of career progression, and discusses cultural influences on career progression and the effect of cumulative disadvantages. The chapter concludes with new directions for understanding academic women’s career progression.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmel Diezmann
    • 1
  • Susan Grieshaber
    • 2
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyKelvin GroveAustralia
  2. 2.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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