Indulging our gendered selves? Sex segregation by field of study in 44 countries.

@article{Charles2009IndulgingOG,
  title={Indulging our gendered selves? Sex segregation by field of study in 44 countries.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Charles and Karen Bradley},
  journal={AJS; American journal of sociology},
  year={2009},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={
          924-76
        }
}
Data from 44 societies are used to explore sex segregation by field of study. Contrary to accounts linking socioeconomic modernization to a "degendering" of public-sphere institutions, sex typing of curricular fields is stronger in more economically developed contexts. The authors argue that two cultural forces combine in advanced industrial societies to create a new sort of sex segregation regime. The first is gender-essentialist ideology, which has proven to be extremely resilient even in the… CONTINUE READING

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