July 13, 2019

The Gender Gap: Identity Politics Part 2

The Gender Gap: Identity Politics Part 2

In part two of our series on Identity Politics, Heon and I examine the Gender Gap. We tackle these four areas:

1) A history of the gender gap

2) Implications for today

3) What do current scholars believe 'cause' or contribute to the gender gap?

4) What can govts do to attempt to address this?

Sources used:

Complexities of the Gender Gap Author(s): Susan E. Howell and Christine L. Day Source: The Journal of Politics, Vol. 62, No. 3 (Aug., 2000), pp. 858-874 Published by: The University of Chicago Press 

Revisiting the Gender Gap Author(s): James A. Rycik Source: American Secondary Education, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Summer 2008), pp. 98-101 Published by: Dwight Schar College of Education, Ashland University

The Gender Gap Author(s): Karen M. Kaufmann Source: PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul., 2006), pp. 447-453 Published by: American Political Science Association

Canadian Human Rights Act (1977)

https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-h-6/latest/rsc-1985-c-h-6.html

Percentage of women among university graduates, by field of study (1992, 2008)

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/89-503-x/2010001/article/11542/tbl/tbl009-eng.htm

Statistics Canada—Women in Canada (Unpaid work, household activities)

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/54931-eng.pdf?st=Apzdn-qe

Gender differences in post-secondary STEM programs

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/75-006-x/2013001/article/11874-eng.htm

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