Gender Stratificaton Essay

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Trends in Gender Stratification, 1970-1985 Author(s): Joan Huber Source: Sociological Forum, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer, 1986), pp. 476-495 Published by: Springer Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/684648 . Accessed: 19/03/2013 21:18 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp . JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. . Springer is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Sociological Forum. http://www.jstor.org This content downloaded from 141.117.79.62 on Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:18:24 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions Trends in Gender Stratification, 1970-1985 Joan Huber The Ohio State University This paper addresses causes and consequences of sociological interest in gender stratification after 1970. The most recent women's movement spurred empirical research on the topic but development of a general theory was slowed by accidents of disciplinary history. A theory of preindustrial gender stratification that leans on anthropology is therefore used to interpret trends that occur during industrialization. This analysis helps to explain why trends in mortality, education, fertility, women's labor force participation, and men's household participation should continue to improve women's status relative to the status of men.' With a few exceptions (Rossi, 1964; Blake, 1965), interest in gender stratification before 1970 was little above zero. Except in the sociology texts' chapters

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