Individuaalne sooideoloogia - millest see sõltub?

English title: What does individual gender ideology depend on?

Author(s): Kairi Kasearu -

Language: Estonian

Type: Journal article

Year: 2011


The article attempts to analyze to what extent attitudes towards gender-stereotyped behavior or, in other words, gender ideology, vary in Estonian society. In striving towards gender equality we need to consider not only people's behavior and legal regulations directing their activities, but also the charac¬teristics of gender ideology and the extent to which it varies. The analysis of the European Social Survey results from 2008 demonstrates that gender ideology varies between women and men, but also in terms of ethnicity and age. Men and women of active working age were more supportive of men's and women's equal opportunities on the labor market than younger people only entering the labor market or older people leaving the labor market. The gap in the attitudes of young men and women can partly be explained by structural condi¬tions or greater competition for work places, which may encourage gender-stereotyped thinking. For young people the development of an adult identity is strongly associated with employment and independent income. Thus, young men express gender-stereotyped values in which they see breadwinner and family sup¬port roles as central to male identity.

Volume: 1

Issue: 0

From page no: 3

To page no: 14

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Ariadne Lõng

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