alexa Divided labours: An evolutionary view of women at work
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

Author(s): Browne K

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The "glass ceiling" metaphor describes an invisible barrier that prevents women from reaching the top levels of management. It assumes that the causes for this are within the organization and unrelated to inherent sex differences, suggests K. Browne in this analysis of the differences between men and women in the workplace. Discussions of the "gender gap" in earnings also assume that the gap is due to employer oppression of women. But Browne contends that sex discrimination alone cannot account for these disparities. In a sophisticated application of evolutionary theory to human behavior, he argues that basic biological sex differences in personality and temperament account for much of the gender gap and the glass ceiling in the modern labor market. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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This article was published in New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

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