publication . Article . 2016

Gender Inequalities in Highly Qualified Professions: A Social Psychological Analysis

Maria Helena Santos;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Journal of Social and Political Psychology, volume 4, pages 427-443 (eissn: 2195-3325, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)
  • Country: Portugal
Research in social and political psychology contributes towards understanding the persistence of job market gender segregation prevailing in recent decades, the consequences for those involved and their reactions when having to cope with gender inequality. Within the framework of the literature on shared ideologies that justify and legitimize discrimination against women, this article focuses on Portugal and analyses the particular case of women in two highly qualified professions traditionally carried out by men – politics and medicine. Drawing on the results of quantitative and qualitative studies, our analytical approach demonstrates how while a majority of p...
free text keywords: Gender segregation, Politics, Medicine, Gender asymmetries, Gender unawareness, Meritocratic individualism, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Sociologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Psychology, BF1-990
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FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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