A Brief Commentary On Gender Inequality Theory -- A Sociological Perspective

  • Lorraine A Krajewski
  • Lisa A Burke

Abstract

We briefly review and provide commentary on sociological theories of gender inequality. The theories include Family Power Theory, New Home Economics Theory, the Neoclassical Market Model, Social Exchange Theory, Feminist Marxist Theory, and Human Capital Development Theory. Lastly, Human Capital theory is illustrated using the case of gender inequality in Japan.

Gender and Behaviour Vol. 2 2004: 172-178
Published
2004-07-20
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1596-9231