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Author Inglehart, Ronald.

Title Rising tide : gender equality and cultural change around the world / Ronald Inglehart, Pippa Norris
Published New York ; Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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Description xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. The Causes of the Rising Tide -- 1. Introduction: Explaining the Rising Tide of Gender Equality -- 2. From Traditional Roles toward Gender Equality -- 3. Religion, Secularization, and Gender Equality -- Pt. II. The Consequences of the Rising Tide -- 4. The Gender Gap in Voting and Public Opinion -- 5. Political Activism -- 6. Women as Political Leaders -- 7. Conclusions: Gender Equality and Cultural Change -- App. C. Technical Note on the Major Scales
Summary The twentieth century gave rise to profound changes in traditional sex roles. This study reveals how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality and analyzes the political consequences. It systematically compares attitudes towards gender equality worldwide, comparing almost 70 nations, ranging from rich to poor, agrarian to postindustrial
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 203-217
Subject Women -- Political activity -- Cross-cultural studies.
Sex role -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women's rights -- Cross-cultural studies.
Social change -- Cross-cultural studies.
Social values -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Author Norris, Pippa.
LC no. 2002031077
ISBN 0521822033 cased
0521529506 paperback