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ERIC Number: EJ1004804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Nation-Level Indicators of Gender Equity in Psychological Research: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Hyde, Janet Shibley
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v36 n2 p145-148 Jun 2012
Power and inequality are central concepts in feminist theory and practice. Yet, with a few notable exceptions, there is relatively little empirical research on gender and power within feminist psychology. A search of PsycINFO for articles published in "Psychology of Women Quarterly" for the years 2000-2011 yielded only 14 empirical articles with the term "power" in the abstract. Into this dearth of empirical research on gender and power came new, nation-level measures of gender inequality in power. Developed by organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, these measures are publicly available. As the Else-Quest and Grabe (2012) article explains in detail, the measures involve a wide variety of aspects of power relations and gender equity, including women's health, power in the government, education and literacy, income, and success. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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