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Why so slow? : the advancement of women

Author: Virginia Valian
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do so few women occupy positions of power and prestige? Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women. According to Valian, men and women alike have implicit hypotheses about gender differences - gender schemas - that create small sex differences in characteristics, behaviors, perceptions, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Valian
ISBN: 0262220547 9780262220545
OCLC Number: 35750382
Description: xvii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Gender schemas at work --
Gender begins--and continues--at home --
Learning about gender --
Biology and behavior --
Biology and cognition --
Schemas that explain behavior --
Evaluating women and men --
Effects on the self --
Interpreting success and failure --
Women in the professions --
Women in academia --
Professional performance and human values --
Affirmative action and the law --
Remedies.
Responsibility: Virginia Valian.

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Why do so few women occupy positions of power and prestige? Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women. According to Valian, men and women alike have implicit hypotheses about gender differences - gender schemas - that create small sex differences in characteristics, behaviors, perceptions, and evaluations of men and women. Those small imbalances accumulate to advantage men and disadvantage women.

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