Gender inequality in childhood: toward a life course perspective
Gender Issues • Vol/Iss. 19 • Published In • Pages: 61-86 •
By Baunach, Dawn Michelle
Ecological factors of complexity (population, technology and agriculture, social organization) will be positively correlated with gender inequality for both adults and children (64).
Contrary to the hypothesis, ecological complexity factors are slightly more correlated with inequality in childhood than adulthood (74). Community size is marginally significant but negatively correlated (p<.10, rho= -.10) with childhood gender inequality; technology is significantly (p<.05, rho= .21) correlated with childhood gender inequality.
|Spearman’s rank-order correlation||Partially supported||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Gender Inequality, Adulthood||Dependent||Gender Roles And Issues, Gender Status|
|Gender Inequality, Childhood||Dependent||Abortion And Infanticide, Status Of Children, Techniques Of Socialization|
|Population (density, Size)||Independent||Population|
|Social Organization (stratification, Sedentism)||Independent||Settlement Patterns, Classes, Community Structure|
|Technology And Agriculture (degree Of Specialization, Level Of Complexity)||Independent||Tillage, Diet|