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ERIC Number: EJ900925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Trends in Global Gender Inequality
Dorius, Shawn F.; Firebaugh, Glenn
Social Forces, v88 n5 p1941-1968 Jul 2010
This study investigates trends in gender inequality throughout the world. Using data encompassing a large majority of the world's population, we examine trends in recent decades for key indicators of gender inequality in education, mortality, political representation and economic activity. We find that gender inequality is declining in virtually all major domains, that the decline is occurring across diverse religious and cultural traditions, and that population growth is slowing the decline because populations are growing faster in countries where there is the greatest gender inequality. (Contains 4 tables, 3 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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