Search for dissertations about: "gender gap"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 73 swedish dissertations containing the words gender gap.

  1. 1. Mind the Gap Essays on Explanations of Gender Wage Inequality

    University dissertation from Stockholm : The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University

    Author : Charlotta Magnusson; Stockholms universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Gender wage gap; labour market; occupational prestige; devaluation theory; work-family balance; Sweden; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Sociology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : The gender wage gap is accounted for to a substantial degree by the sex composition of occupations. The present thesis examines the mechanisms that produce this pattern. In particular, the theory of devaluation, currently the most widely accepted sociological explanation, is tested. READ MORE

  2. 2. Health and the elusive gender equality Can the impact of gender equality on health be measured?

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Ann Sörlin; Umeå universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; gender equality; health; gender gap; index; organizations; companies; couple relations; MEDICINE Social medicine Public health medicine research areas Public health science; MEDICIN Socialmedicin Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden Folkhälsovetenskap; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: All over the world men and women show different health patterns, and therecan be many and various reasons for these differences. This thesis therefore evaluates theimpact of gender equality on health. To do this, we must be able to measure gender equality. READ MORE

  3. 3. Experience and Identity : A Historical Account of Class, Caste, and Gender among the Cashew Workers of Kerala, 1930–2000

    University dissertation from Historiska Media

    Author : Anna Lindberg; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cashew factories; cashew workers; experience; identity; effeminization; housewifization; dowry; marriage; breadwinner wages; gender discourses; gender ideologies; trade unions; women; gender; caste; class; Quilon; India; Kerala; Sociology; Sociologi; Social and economic history; Ekonomisk och social historia;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Med ett historiskt perspektiv analyserar denna avhandling erfarenheter och identitetsskapande processer hos en grupp kvinnliga arbetare, cashewarbeterskor, i den sydindiska delstaten Kerala-välkänd för dess radikala befolkning och höga sociala indikatorer för invånarna. Cashewarbeterskorna utmanar den stereotypa bilden av kvinnor i ?Tredje Världen?, genom att de sedan 1930-talet har utgjort majoriteten av registrerade fabriksarbetare i regionen, är organiserade i fackföreningar och har en hög grad av läskunnighet. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Labor Market Disparities and Discrimination : Immigration, Education and Gender

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics, Stockholm University

    Author : Gülay Özcan; Stockholms universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Immigrants; education; employment; discrimination; gender wage gap; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi; nationalekonomi; Economics;

    Abstract : The thesis consists of four papers, summarized as follows.Do Host Country Educations Even Out the Playing Field? Immigrant-Native Labor Market Gaps in Sweden This study follows a cohort of students from Swedish compulsory school graduation in 1988 until 2002 to document differences in education, including grades and field of education, and labor market outcomes between immigrants and natives. READ MORE

  5. 5. The meaning of gender in management : Investigating factors influencing women's and men's entry into management from social-psychological perspective

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sophia Marongiu Ivarsson; Uppsala universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psychology; Women managers; person-manager fit; gender; managerial advancement; Psykologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : This thesis presents four studies examining some common explanations to the gender gap in managerial positions. Study I compared managerial aspirants with non-managerial aspirants and showed that regardless of sex, the major predictor of managerial aspirations was an internal factor consisting of instrumental ("masculine")qualities. READ MORE