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Gender in the Economy Notes 9/1 and 9/3

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Gender in the Economy Notes 9/1 and 9/3 Econ 211-003

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Gender in the Economy
Christina Curley

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Gender in the Economy
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Date Created: 09/03/15
Gender in the Economy Notes 9115 and 9315 Notes from 91 Nature vs Nurture 0 Differences in gender could be due to nature or nurture Nature being from a biology and nurture being from a cultural upbringing 0 Social structural approach 0 Biology puts limits on behavior 0 Biology does not fully determine behavior 0 Overall culture will always have an influence on gender identity while biology may not necessarily o Adaptation o technological progress reduces biological constraints in the workplace I Meaning the more advanced the technology tools the easier it is for anyone to use the tools therefore opening up manual jobs The Nature of Males and Females o Sociobiology the study of the biological reasons of social behavior 0 Some behaviors exhibit origins in evolution 0 Sociobiological explanation of qualities desired in a mate 0 Women search for good providers 0 Men search for childbearers amp homemakers 0 Result of selection pressures people with the above desired qualities will have greater success at reproduction thus passing on their genetic assets to their children 0 Opinions on what is desirable in a mate have changed as time has gone on o Sociobiological views assert that reproductive success is the most important thing when looking for a mate Gender in the Economy Notes from 93 Factoring Influencing Gender Status 0 Status has changed over time and throughout societies 0 Certain technology can lead to either more or less division among genders Gender Roles amp Economic Development 0 Graph on PowerPoint Ushaped relationship between Women s Participation in the labor force and economic development 0 Dip in women s participation during the industrial era The US Experience 0 From the beginning of the United States not Native Americans 0 Beginning in 1776 o Preindustrial Period 0 Colonial America Necessities were produced in the household For average families not the wealthy o Specialization between genders I Men agriculture I Women housework and light manufacturing candles soap butter etc I Everyone did something productive o Industrialization 0 Young women worked in factories until married or after if they were poor 0 Married women s duties were strictly reduced to the care of children and the home not in the workplace 0 More clear division between female domestic sphere and male public sphere 0 Evolution of the family and women s labor force participation 0 Labor Force Participation Rate LFPR number of people in the labor forcepopulation over the age of 16 0 19th Century I The family has shifted from a production unit to a consumption unit No longer producing home goods instead they re purchasing the goods I Rise of traditional family Men work women stay home I Wife and children financially dependent on husband I Poor and single women had a need to stay in the work force 0 Technological Progress 0 Household appliances I Appliances improves making it easier to carry out household duties 0 Washing clothes more often because it was easier there was a need to compensate for ease by doing chores more frequently 0 Preparing more elaborate meals 0 Devaluation of work performed at home because appliances made it easier 0 Fertility of kids a woman has I Agricultural production children could help out and contribute economically I After industrialization children became more costly to have child labor laws in place I Family Wage came about result of unionization meant that men could now earn enough that women and children didn t have to work anymore I Fertility fell during the 1800 s to the 1900 s The more developed a country is the lower the fertility rate 20th Century 0 Women fighting for their right to vote 0 Household shrinking Children at school not at home producing goods 0 Increased demand for clerical workers secretaries receptionists typists o Resulted in increased amount of women entering the work force 0 Women s LFPR was still low until the 40 s 0 Marriage bars only single women can work get hired 1940 s 0 WII amp Shortage of female workers 0 Low birth rates in 20 s and 30 s lead to less young workers in the 40 s 0 Increase in education 0 Women marrying at younger ages war time wanting to get pregnant before their husbandleaves 0 WII men fighting women taking over male jobs 0 Because of shortage married women were pulled into the labor market 0 Occupation and earnings of women in the 19th century early 20th century 0 women dominated service jobs domestic like a nanny or a teacher 0 Professional jobs I Men managers and proprietors I Women teachers and nurses 0 Growth of female clerical jobs Gender Pay Ratio 0 Percentage Women making what percent of what men are making 0 1815 29 o 1890 46 o 1930 56 0 Now 77


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