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Has the Gender Revolution Stalled? Geary Lecture Series 49 December 2020.

England, Paula (2020) Has the Gender Revolution Stalled? Geary Lecture Series 49 December 2020. UNSPECIFIED.

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    We examine change in multiple indicators of gender inequality for the period of 1970 to 2018 for the United States, and post-1990 data on some of those indicators for the Republic of Ireland. We consider gender inequality and its trend over time in educational attainment, employment, fields of study in higher education, occupations, and earnings. We conclude that there has been dramatic progress in movement toward gender equality, but, in recent decades, change has slowed, and, on some indicators, stalled entirely. The slowdown on some indicators and stall on others suggests that further movement toward gender equality will only occur if there is substantial institutional and cultural change, such as an increase in men’s participation in household and care work, governmental provision of childcare, and adoption by employers of policies that reduce gender discrimination and help both men and women combine jobs with family care responsibilities.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > gender policy/equal opportunity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Geary Lecture Series
    Depositing User: Daniel Pennell
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 09:49
    Number of Pages: 26
    Last Modified: 12 Aug 2021 09:49

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