This topic deals with gender differences, particularly those that may contribute to differences in earnings and participation, and with policies that might influence these differences.
Topic learning outcome
Upon completing this topic the student will be familiar with the measures and policies related to gender inequality including the following concepts.
Core concepts associated with this topic
|Gender Differences in the Brain||Gender Differences in Self-Esteem||Affirmative Action|
Open access readings for 8 hours of preparation
The Atlas pages for the concept entries noted above.
Steven Pinker (2005), The Science of Gender and Science – A Conversation with Elizabeth Spelke, 39-minute YouTube video, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n691pLhQBkw&feature=youtu.be, accessed 30 December 2017.
Recommended readings in MPP and MPA courses
Claudia Goldin. 2006. “The quiet revolution that transformed women’s employment, education and family.” American Economic Review, 96(2): 1-21.
Carole Vincent. 2016. WHY DO WOMEN EARN LESS THAN MEN? A Synthesis of Findings from Canadian Microdata, https://crdcn.org/sites/default/files/carole_vincent_synthesis_final_2.pdf
Hanna Rosin. 2010. “The End of Men”, The Atlantic, http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/07/the-end-of-men/308135/
England, Paula. 2010. “The Gender Revolution: Uneven and Stalled”, Gender and Society, 24: 149-166.
Esping-Andersen, Gosta. 2007. “Sociological explanations of changing income distributions.” American Behavioural Scientist 50:639-658.
Baker, Michael and Marie Drolet. 2010. “A New View of the Male/Female Pay Gap” Canadian Public Policy 36(4): 429-464.
Pager, Devah, Bruce Western, and Bart Bonikowski. 2009. “Discrimination in a Low Wage Labor Market: A Field Experiment.” American Sociological Review.
Sunstein, Cass. 1991. “Why Markets Don’t Stop Discrimination.” Social Philosophy and Policy.
Concept comprehension questions
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