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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2009

WGS 393 • Gender and Work

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48105 T
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
BUR 231
Yu

Course Description

This seminar is designed to help students understand the nature and causes of gender stratification in industrial societies. In this seminar we examine booth theoretical and empirical issues regarding gender inequality in the labor market. Topics to be discussed include changes in female labor force participation, gender segregation in the workplace, gender gaps in earnings and promotions, as well as gender differences in career processes. Because many articles we will read involve statistical analyses, students are expected to be able to read and understand quantitative sociological research at the level of SOC385L or the equivalent. While a large proportion of the economic roles also constitute an important part of this seminar. In particular, we address the differences in opportunities and thus the degree of gender inequality in the society.

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