Trends in global gender inequality

Shawn F. Dorius, Glenn A. Firebaugh

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Abstract

This study investigates trends in gender inequality throughout the world. Using data encompassing a large majority of the world's population, we examine trends in recent decades for key indicators of gender inequality in education, mortality, politicalrepresentation and economic activity. We find that gender inequality is declining in virtually all major domains, that the decline is occurring across diverse religious and cultural traditions, and that population growth is slowing the decline because populations are growing faster in countries where there is the greatest gender inequality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1941-1968
Number of pages28
JournalSocial Forces
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

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  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Dorius, S. F., & Firebaugh, G. A. (2010). Trends in global gender inequality. Social Forces, 88(5), 1941-1968. https://doi.org/10.1353/sof.2010.0040
Dorius, Shawn F. ; Firebaugh, Glenn A. / Trends in global gender inequality. In: Social Forces. 2010 ; Vol. 88, No. 5. pp. 1941-1968.
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