Comparative and Historical Sociology of Women’s Careers. Part I

Friday, 20 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC20 Comparative Sociology (host committee)
RC32 Women in Society
RC33 Logic and Methodology in Sociology
RC56 Historical Sociology

Language: English

Gender inequality in careers such as educational attainment, occupational careers, child rearing and household duties has been a major longstanding problem. There is a lot of remarkable research on these topics. For example, the higher education gender disparity hypothesis, the glass ceiling hypothesis, work-family conflict hypothesis, and three types of career hypothesis have all been proposed and tested. However, research on these topics has been conducted mainly as single-case quantitative studies, merely comparative studies or merely historical studies; most do not relate to comparative sociology or historical sociology theories. This session intends to focus on multiple case studies, and in both historical and comparative studies, which will provide a description and explanation of the phenomena. It will also provide suggestions for policies aimed at improving this grim situation. It welcomes papers concentrating on this subject, regardless of background or conclusions.
Session Organizers:
Akiko NAGAI, Japan Women's University, Japan and Fumiya ONAKA, Japan Women's University, Japan
Miki NAKAI, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Mapping Gender and Social Inequalities: Young Women and Men in European Countries
Analia TORRES, CIEG/ISCSP University of Lisbon VAT#600019152, Portugal; Paula PINTO, University of Lisbon, Portugal; Dalia COSTA, CIEG-ISCSP, Portugal; Diana MACIEL, CIEG/ISCSP University of Lisbon, Portugal; Bernardo COELHO, CIEG-ISCSP, Portugal; Ellen THEODORO, CIEG/ISCSP University of Lisbon, Portugal; Tania REIGADINHA, CIEG/ISCSP University of Lisbon, Portugal
Distributed Papers