Trends in Women's Economic Status

Paula England, Irene Browne

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We consider trends over the last several decades in the economic status of women relative to men. Trends in the proportion of women employed outside the home, occupational sex segregation, the sex gap in earnings, and poverty are reviewed. A review of research that provides explanations for these gender inequalities is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-51
Number of pages35
JournalSociological Perspectives
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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