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The Gender Pay Gap
Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn
uring the 1970s, when the Equal
Rights Amendment campaign
was at its peak, proponents lamented that women earned only
60 cents for every dollar that
men earned, implying a gender pay gap of
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008
Do Virginity Pledges Work?
By Alex Altman
The debate over sex education has long been a heated one. A new study released Dec. 29 found
that a popular method of promoting abstinence pledging to remain a virgin doesn't a
1. What do you think Udrys critics mean when they say he has a loaded research question? How
about their claim that he is pretending to do value free science, but that his arguments are not
neutral in their effects?
2. In explaining why he thinks that the
February 27, 2017
Reading: Lee, Gender and the South China Miracle
I. The Global Assembly Line
A. The I-phone example
B. Krugmans argument
2010 I-phone: distribution of profit
Source: Kraemer, Linden and Dedrick 2011;
March 13, 2017
Reading: The Transgender Tipping Point
I. Transgender Tipping Point
A. What do we mean by transgender?
People who identify with a gender other than the sex they were assigned at birth
B. How does this relate to the dist
March 27 and 29, 2017
Reading: Udry, Biological Limits to Gender Constructivism
Lectures 15 and 16
Review from last week: Key concepts and arguments
Gender binary/ two and only two as it relates to trans
1. Why do some of Udrys critics consider mother encouraged
femininity to be a poor independent variable?
2. What do Udrys critics say about his decision to exclude the nonwhite daughters from the CHDS in his sample?
3. In his reply to crit
March 15, 2017
Reading: Westbrook and Schilt, Doing Gender, Determining Gender
I. Introducing the problem: the Littleton case
A. What did Court decide when Christie Cavazos tried to sue for medical malpractice?
B. Example of how insti
Check syllabus to be sure you are up to date.
Paper 2 is due Monday.
There is no lecture next Wednesday, but there ARE sections next
Final Exam is Tuesday, May 9th from 2:00-5:00.
If you have a conflict, you must submit the fo
March 20, 2017
Reading: Chrisler and Caplan, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
A. Definition from Websters: A psychiatric condition
variously characterized by emotional excitability,
excessive anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances,
Labuski | WGS 1824
General Guidelines for Public Gender Studies Assignments
This series of six (6) assignments is designed to cultivate your cultural
literacy regarding sex, gender, sexuality, and feminism. The purpose is
for you to familiariz
What is sociology?
The scientific study of society and human behavior
Natural vs. Social Sciences
Disciplines designed to comprehend, explain, and predict events in the natural
environment (chemistry, biology, physics, geology)
Bourgeoisie vs. Proletariat
Bourgeoisie (small business owners, haves), lumping proletariats (leeches of society,
criminal class, have nots, working class, sell labor power to the bourgeoisie for the
means of survival, class c
Throughout the year, our Sociology of the Family class has taught me about
differences in families through hardship or structure. Most of the topics discussed in class
and discussion relate to the social action projec
The situation of working women in America has improved over the last twenty years. Gender is much less of a factor than it
used to be in explaining how womens experiences in the workforce differ from mens.
On the basis of the authors that we have
February 15, 2017
Reading: Weis, Masculinity, Whiteness and the New Economy
I. Thinking about masculinity as a gender
A. How do we understand the social construction of masculinity?
B. What are the downsides to masculinity?
II. The fou
Paper #1 will now be due next Monday, Feb. 27 at 12 PM.
No sections this week, but we will use some of this Wednesdays class time on
small group review.
Change in assigned reading for this week: The two short readings listed as this
February 22, 2017
Reading: Miller, As women take over, pay drops and Krugman, In Praise of Cheap Labor
Picking up from where we left off Monday.
C. What explains decline in gap over time?
1. Human capital (increased experience during 1980s, incre
Jan. 30. 2017
Reading: Gerson and Jacobs, The Work-Home Crunch
I. Changing perception of working time
A. May Day began as struggle for 8 hour day
B. In U.S., Fair Labor Standards Act of 1937 est. 40 hour workweek
as maximum in many indu
Jan. 25, 2017
Reading: Jacobs, Detours on the Road to Equality
I. What do we mean by occupational sex segregation?
A. Differences in type of occupation or industry (male-dominated versus femaledominated jobs)
B. Differences in rank/posi
Jan. 23, 2017
Reading: Barres, Does Gender Matter and Lorber, The Social Construction of Gender
I. Thinking about sex and gender
A. What do we mean by sex?
Distinction based on biological/anatomical difference
B. What do we mean by gen
Feb. 8, 2016
Reading: Shorto, No Babies
Global population growth and fertility
A. In 2015, global population 7.4 billion people. Up from approx. 3 billion
B. Most of that growth will be in developing countries ( 84% to 88%;
February 6, 2017
Reading: Belkin, The Opt Out Revolution and Stone, Rhetoric and Reality
I. The opt out revolution
A. What is it? 2003 article by Lisa Belkin
B. Who is doing it?
C. Why is this happening?
1. Motherhood pull