Divided Labours: An Evolutionary View of Women at Work

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The "glass ceiling" metaphor describes an invisible barrier that prevents women from reaching the top levels of management. It assumes that the causes for this are within the organization and unrelated to inherent sex differences, says Kingsley Browne in this analysis of the differences between men and women in the workplace. Discussions of the "gender gap" in earnings also assume that the gap is due to employer oppression of women. But sex discrimination alone cannot account for these disparities, Browne ...
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The "glass ceiling" metaphor describes an invisible barrier that prevents women from reaching the top levels of management. It assumes that the causes for this are within the organization and unrelated to inherent sex differences, says Kingsley Browne in this analysis of the differences between men and women in the workplace. Discussions of the "gender gap" in earnings also assume that the gap is due to employer oppression of women. But sex discrimination alone cannot account for these disparities, Browne contends. In a sophisticated application of evolutionary theory to human behavior, he argues that basic biological sex differences in personality and temperament account for much of the gender gap and the glass ceiling in the modern labour market.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300080261
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Darwinism Today series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 4.87 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 Sex Differences and Evolutionary Theory 8
2 Sex Differences in Temperament 17
3 Are Observed Differences Biologically Based? 27
4 The Role of Society 36
5 The Modern Workplace 42
6 Feminism and the Status of Women in the Workplace 52
Conclusion 58
Suggestions for Further Reading 65
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