Gender  Inequality and the 2008 Presidential Election
What is Gender  Inequality ? Gender  inequality  focuses on  the  unequal access to power, privilege and prestige between ...
The Status of Women in Modern Industrial Societies <ul><li>Studies of gender stratification in   modern industrial societi...
Median Weekly Earnings ($) by Sex for Selected Occupations 2007 http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2007.pdf Men Women Difference...
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. See also  http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2007.pdf
„ ... white female advantage   in college completion is largely attributable   to a declining rate of college completion  ...
http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=77
Poverty Rates in the U.S. by Sex, 1966 - 2007 http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/histpov/perindex.html  Table 7
Poverty Status in the U.S. by Age and Sex: 1999 http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/censr-20.pdf
http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/fast_facts/levels_of_office/documents/elective.pdf
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Gender and the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

  1. 1. Gender Inequality and the 2008 Presidential Election
  2. 2. What is Gender Inequality ? Gender inequality focuses on the unequal access to power, privilege and prestige between men and women in society. Gender is usually considered as a social construct
  3. 3. The Status of Women in Modern Industrial Societies <ul><li>Studies of gender stratification in modern industrial societies tend to focus on: </li></ul><ul><li>1.   Occupational segregation </li></ul><ul><li>2.   Income inequality (women get less return on their educational investment than men) </li></ul><ul><li>3.   Feminization of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>4.  Glass ceiling effects </li></ul><ul><li>5.  Work and childcare issues </li></ul><ul><li>6. Gender inequality in politics </li></ul>
  4. 4. Median Weekly Earnings ($) by Sex for Selected Occupations 2007 http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2007.pdf Men Women Difference Management Chief Executives 1918 1536 -382 Computer and information systems managers 1596 1363 -233 M edical and health services managers 1414 1063 -351 Education aministrators 1371 960 -411 Non-Management Accountants and auditors 1186 858 -328 Computer programmer 1268 1074 -194 Social Worker 764 754 -10 Lawyer 1783 1381 -402 Secondary School Teacher 1001 900 -101 Pharmacist 1887 1603 -284 Nursing, psychiatric and home health aide 500 416 -84 Telemarketer 422 391 -31
  5. 5. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. See also http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2007.pdf
  6. 6. „ ... white female advantage in college completion is largely attributable to a declining rate of college completion among boys whose fathers were high school educated or absent. ” From: Buchmann and DiPrete (2006) American Sociological Review Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to Men and Women in the United States, 1959–2004 Source: U.S. Department of Education. 2004. Digest of Education Statistics, Table 247.
  7. 7. http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=77
  8. 8. Poverty Rates in the U.S. by Sex, 1966 - 2007 http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/histpov/perindex.html Table 7
  9. 9. Poverty Status in the U.S. by Age and Sex: 1999 http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/censr-20.pdf
  10. 10. http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/fast_facts/levels_of_office/documents/elective.pdf

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