ERIC Number: EJ635761
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Pink and Blue Collar Jobs: Children's Judgments of Job Status and Job Aspirations in Relation to Sex of Worker.
Liben, Lynn S.; Bigler, Rebecca S.; Krogh, Holleen R.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v79 n4 p346-63 Aug 2001
Examined whether 6- and 11-year-olds' beliefs about job status and job interests are affected by gendered nature of jobs. Found that children gave higher status ratings to masculine jobs and expressed greater interest in jobs culturally associated with their own sex. Older children rated novel jobs portrayed with males as having higher status than identical jobs portrayed with females. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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