A stalled revolution? Gender role attitudes in Australia, 1986–2005

van Egmond, Marcel, Baxter, Janeen, Buchler, Sandra and Western, Mark (2011) A stalled revolution? Gender role attitudes in Australia, 1986–2005. Journal of Population Research, 27 3: 147-168.


Author van Egmond, Marcel
Baxter, Janeen
Buchler, Sandra
Western, Mark
Title A stalled revolution? Gender role attitudes in Australia, 1986–2005
Journal name Journal of Population Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-2447
1835-9469
Publication date 2011
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12546-010-9039-9
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 147
End page 168
Total pages 22
Place of publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Australian Population Association
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines trends over time in attitudes to gender equality in Australia. We use data from repeated cross-sectional surveys in Australia to investigate trends in beliefs about men's and women's work and family roles between 1986 and 2005. We find that men are consistently more conservative than women, that younger cohorts tend to be less conservative than older cohorts, but those born between 1960 and 1980 are more egalitarian on some issues than those born after 1980. There is also evidence that the overall trend toward more egalitarian gender attitudes is most marked in Australia up until the mid-1990s with the trend flattening and in some cases, even reversing after this period. The paper concludes that there is currently a period of relative stability in gender attitudes in Australia, but with some tendency toward more conservative views. © 2010 The Author(s).
Keyword Change over time
Gender attitudes
Gender roles
Male breadwinner
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 26 October, 2010.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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