Dependence and Independence - a Cross-National Analysis of Gender Inequality and Gender Attitudes

Baxter, J and Kane, EW (1995) Dependence and Independence - a Cross-National Analysis of Gender Inequality and Gender Attitudes. Gender & Society, 9 2: 193-215. doi:10.1177/089124395009002004


Author Baxter, J
Kane, EW
Title Dependence and Independence - a Cross-National Analysis of Gender Inequality and Gender Attitudes
Journal name Gender & Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0891-2432
Publication date 1995-04-01
Year available 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/089124395009002004
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 193
End page 215
Total pages 23
Place of publication THOUSAND OAKS
Publisher SAGE PUBL INC
Language eng
Abstract The authors argue that women's dependence on men plays a key role in muting challenges to gender inequality, and they explore that argument through an analysis of gender-related attitudes in five countries. Women's dependence at both the societal and the individual levels is associated with less egalitarian gender altitudes; such dependence especially affects women's attitudes drawing them toward men's less egalitarian views. Societal-level dependence also strengthens the impact of individual-level dependence on egalitarianism. The authors conclude that women's dependence discourages egalitarian gender attitudes, thus suppressing challenges to the gendered status quo and legitimating gender inequality.
Keyword Sex-Role Attitudes
Division-of-Labor
Welfare States
United-States
Women
Rights
Panel
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Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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