THE CONVERSATION: Study shows equality frees women to follow traditional gender choices – or does it?

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 23/10/2018

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If you want gender equality, get rich. Research shows that men and women tend to be more equal in more developed countries. You might expect that the more equal opportunities in these countries might reduce other differences between the genders, such as what kind of jobs people are more likely to have, or personality traits such as kindness or a tendency for risk-taking. But a new study published in Science argues the opposite, that greater equality actually widens these kind of gender differences.

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TitleStudy shows equality frees women to follow traditional gender choices – or does it?
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date23/10/18
DescriptionIf you want gender equality, get rich. Research shows that men and women tend to be more equal in more developed countries. You might expect that the more equal opportunities in these countries might reduce other differences between the genders, such as what kind of jobs people are more likely to have, or personality traits such as kindness or a tendency for risk-taking. But a new study published in Science argues the opposite, that greater equality actually widens these kind of gender differences.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/study-shows-equality-frees-women-to-follow-traditional-gender-choices-or-does-it-105424
PersonsElisa Bellotti