Gender inequality in childhood: toward a life course perspective

Gender Issues Vol/Iss. 19 Published In Pages: 61-86
By Baunach, Dawn Michelle


Environmental harshness (inadequate food and hunger) will be positively associated with childhood gender inequality (65); it will be less correlated with adult gender inequality.


Hunger was significant in one measure of childhood inequality and both measures of adulthood inequality (Child p<.05, rho=.27; Adult p<.05, rho=.23 and .32).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman’s rank-order correlationPartially supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN