Gender and Occupation: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (ICPSR 202)

Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research


Data-Driven Learning Guides are a collection of instructional exercises that can be used to enhance teaching of core concepts in the social sciences. This learning guide investigates gender differences in occupations. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include how men and women are distributed across occupations, which occupations are predominantly female and which are predominantly male, how the occupational distribution of men and women has changed over time, and whether gender discrimination plays a role in the occupational distribution of men and women.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    gender, instructional materials, labor force, occupations, sex discrimination, social sciences, working women

Geographic Coverage:    United States

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Other Data-Driven Learning Guides covering such topics as aging, gender, race, social class, and health are available on ICPSR's Online Learning Center Web site.