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Social Trends in American LifeFindings from the General Social Survey since 1972$
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Peter V. Marsden

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691133317

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.001.0001

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Gender Role Attitudes since 1972

Gender Role Attitudes since 1972

Are Southerners Distinctive?

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(p.84) 4 Gender Role Attitudes since 1972
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Social Trends in American Life
Author(s):

Karen E. Campbell

Peter V. Marsden

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0004

Several previous General Social Survey-based studies have revealed increasing acceptance of nontraditional gender roles. This chapter builds upon and extends these findings. It shows that adults became less predisposed toward a “separate spheres” conception holding that women should specialize in caring for children and households while men predominate in the more public arenas of employment and politics. Most growth in acceptance of broadened women's roles took place by the mid-1990s, however, mirroring trends in women's labor force participation and their representation in political office. The chapter then illustrates the regional convergence noted by Fischer and Hout (2006), showing that southerners continue to espouse more traditional views about gender, but less so over time.

Keywords:   gender roles, female roles, labor force participation, American South, Southerners, General Social Survey

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