Material Type:
Community College / Lower Division
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
  • Gender Inequality
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
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    Education Standards

    Recognize gender inequality in various spheres such as the family and workplace


    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World Chapter 11 Section 3

    Chapter 11 section 3 covers income and workplace inequality.  An overview of the gender pay gap is given. The data is a bit dated and will need to be updated with current material. Sexual harassment is discussed.  There is a brief discussion of gender differences in housework. This section also includes a discussion of sexual orientation and inequality. There is no discussion of the gender division of labor, the double day or second shift.  More material on gender and the family needs to be included. Several suggestions for addressing this gap are provided in the supplemental material for this learning outcome.

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap

    American Association of University Women (AAUW) source detailing many key points about the gender pay gap. Data is as recent as 2017.

    Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality: The Second Shift: Arlie Hochschild (Video)

    An approximately 5 minute interview with Arlie Hochschild in which she describes the second shift. Excellent resource!

    Detailed Data May Not Be Enough To Close Gender Pay Gap

    NPR story (2016) on the gender pay gap and efforts some companies are making to address the issue.

    Time in Work and Leisure, Patterns by Gender and Family Structure

    2013 pew data on time use by gender and family structure.