gender differences

gender differences

Personal values impact occupational sex segregation

6mo ago
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Decades after the passage of equal rights legislation and an influx of women into the workforce, why does sex segregation by occupation persist? New research from a sociologist at Rice University finds that one factor that perpetuates this segregation is gendered patterns of self-expression --whereby efforts to express one's unique sense of individuality can often end up reinforcing collective societal gender differences. A Rice News story and news release are available online at news.rice.edu.