Search for dissertations about: "gender divide"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words gender divide.

  1. 1. Rethinking Son Preference : Gender, Population Dynamics and Social Change in the People’s Republic of China

    Author : Lisa Eklund; Sociologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Son preference; sex ratio at birth; gender; generation; migration; population; China;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores how son preference is constructed and renegotiated in light of social change in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Based on secondary sources and interviews with women and men in rural Anhui Province as well as key informants, it addresses son preference from conceptual, methodological, empirical and ideological perspectives. READ MORE

  2. 2. Female employment, gender roles, and attitudes : The Baltic countries in a broader context

    Author : Akvilė Motiejūnaitė; Paavo Bergman; Sven EO Hort; Gillian Pascall; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; female employment; work; gender-role attitudes; family models; breadwinner; traditionalism; social change; cross-national comparisons; Estonia; Germany; Latvia; Lithuania; Russia; Sweden; Sociology; Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four constituent studies exploring several common themes: female participation in employment, normative assumptions regarding the proper roles of males and females, and social change. The underlying focus is gendered division of work, which is explored through the concept of family models. READ MORE

  3. 3. Matters of Public Connection : The role of mediated and interpersonal communication in young people's environmental engagement

    Author : Yuliya Lakew; Ulrika Olausson; Håkan Stattin; Erik Amnå; Bengt Johansson; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; public connection; mediated public connection; environmental engagement; climate change; skepticism; gender divide; environmental communication; young people;

    Abstract : What lies at the heart of environmental identity is the recognition of our interconnection with other people, living and not yet born, as well as nonhumans. To develop this sense of belonging, one needs to sustain public connection—a basic orientation to the public world where matters of shared concern are addressed. READ MORE

  4. 4. East African Hydropatriarchies : An analysis of changing waterscapes in smallholder irrigation farming

    Author : Martina Angela Caretta; Lowe Börjeson; Margreet Zwarteveen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; smallholder irrigation farming; local gender contract; landesque capital; common property regimes; dry lands; feminist epistemology; member checking; Kenya; Tanzania; geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning; Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the local waterscapes of two smallholder irrigation farming systems in the dry lands of East African in a context of socio-ecological changes. It focuses on three aspects: institutional arrangements, gender relations and landscape investments. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fairness, Reciprocity and Inequality: Experimental evidence from South Africa

    Author : Martine Visser; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; inequality; cooperation; punishment; public goods; experimental economics; social norms; inequality aversion; altruism; reciprocity; stake size; social capital; South Africa;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of six papers, related to artifactual field experiments, conducted in South Africa. The main focus of the thesis is the effect of different forms of heterogeneity on cooperation and punishment within groups. READ MORE