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Why so slow? the advancement of women

Author: Virginia Valian
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Valian
ISBN: 0262720310 9780262720311
OCLC Number: 760438680
Description: 401 p. il. 23 cm.
Contents: Gender schemas at work; gender begins - and continues - at home; learning about gender; biology and behaviour; biology and cognition; schemas that explain behaviour; 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 So Slow? is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women's movement to a new, more productive phase. Publisher's Weekly

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