SOC 4350 - Gender, Work and Family
Spring. 4 credits.
This course provides an overview of key issues and perspectives in the study of gender inequality. We will focus on four central questions: 1) How much has gender inequality declined over time? Is continued decline inevitable, or does it seem less certain? 2) What constitutes “work?” How do we measure inequality in the rewards women and men receive from work? What produces this inequality? 3) Why does discrimination in the workplace occur, and what are its consequences? What types of subtle processes occur in our interactions in workplaces and households that reinforce typical roles for women and men? 4) How and why do men and women experience work-family balance differently?
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