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Some Effects of Gender on the Meaning of "Work": An Empirical Examination

by Martin, Elizabeth Ann; Hess, Jennifer; Siegel, Paul M (1995)


This paper empirically analyzes effects of gender on the public's interpretations of various activities as "work." In a special survey conducted by the Census Bureau, a series of vignettes describing hypothetical work-related situations was presented to respondents, who were asked to classify them as" work," or not. The gender of the subject described in the vignette was randomly varied. In this paper, we apply log-linear models to examine the effects of the respondent's gender and the gender of the subject of the vignette upon …


Meaning Of Work, Gender, Empirical Study


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