Flashcards in Changes in Gender Equality Deck (16):
Found 4 types of dad including a fully involved dad
In dual earner families decision making was more equal
Male identity is no longer exclusively linked to provider role, fatherhood is now also seen as important
Identified the emergence of 'intimate fathering'
Postmodern study of California, found that modern family life was fluid and diversity leads to greater equality
'genderquake' - women see equality as a birthright
What does the increase in divorces show?
As 67% are initiated by women - females have more power and can escape a marriage they are dissatisfied with
1/7 males experience DV, it is very underreported (may be higher)
Riches (New Right)
Believes that working women undermine fathers and damage children
Sue Sharpe (1970s vs 1990s)
Women are now prioritising their careers
Mac an Ghaill
Crisis of masculinity caused by globalisation leading to a reduction in white collar work - the retail economy means more jobs are available for women
How did feminisation of the economy benefit women?
More work now - under 40% in 1950, now over 70% work
1/5 women are remaining childfree to prioritise their careers
Department for Education Studies
Girls outperform boys at every level by an average of 10%
Name a policy which has benefited girls in education
Girls into Science and Technology (GIST)