Beliefs in Equality for Women and Men as Related to Economic Factors in Central and Eastern Europe and the United States
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- Olson, J.E., Frieze, I.H., Wall, S. et al. Sex Roles (2007) 56: 297. doi:10.1007/s11199-006-9171-3
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Do economic indicators predict the general level of support for gender equality? This question was investigated in a sample of countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a region that has been undergoing rapid economic changes since the early 1990s. In this overall sample of male and female college students from ten countries, including the United States as a comparison, the predicted association between stronger beliefs in gender role egalitarianism and positive economic factors was generally supported. Also, consistent with other research, women were more in support of gender equality than men were. There was no support for a predicted trend in less support for gender equality over the time period of the present study.