onsdag 20 oktober 2010

Gender inequity in MEDCs

When teaching and learning about gender issues, the focus is quite often on LEDCs and emerging economies, where of course the situation for women is the worse. But the situation in MEDCs are far from perfect. The health  and educational inequalities have been wiped out, but there are other areas where the inequalities remains. I would like IB09 to read this article on gender issues from Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/2010/03/08/what-ever-happened-to-the-gender-gap.html and answer the following questions:

1. In what areas have women caught up? (Give specific examples)
2. In what areas are women still lagging behind (especially in the corporate world)? Give specific examples.
3. Why isn't the "Gender Gap" closing?
4. What would it mean to economy (GDP) of the US to close the gender gap in income?

Will discuss these questions next week on Wednesday.

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