Theories of Gender Stratification

  title={Theories of Gender Stratification},
  author={Robert Fiorentine},
  journal={Rationality and Society},
  pages={341 - 366}
Gender stratification theories are reviewed in light of their causal assumptions, empirical evidence, and “agency” and “equity” implications. Agency involves the relative capacity of the individual to influence occupational outcomes; equity pertains to the perceived fairness of occupational rewards. It is concluded that the empirical support for the structural functionalist, structural barriers, cognitive, normative barriers, and normative alternative theories of gender stratification is either… Expand
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