Gender Role Attitudes in Japan: A Data-Driven Learning Guide Go to Resource


Gender role attitudes reflect social definitions of femininity and masculinity and define gender-appropriate behaviors based on culturally specific norms. Social scientists are interested in gender roles and gender role attitudes because they are often closely linked to gender stratification, or the unequal distribution of power and resources between men and women. Gender roles and their related attitudes vary significantly from society to society and can also vary over time. For example, in the U.S., expressions of gender role attitudes have become much more egalitarian over the last half century. This exercise will focus on Japanese gender role attitudes specifically in relation to work and the family.

The goal of this exercise is to explore gender role attitudes in Japan and how they vary across different parts of the population. Crosstabulation will be used.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research . Gender Role Attitudes in Japan: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-16.

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