Defense Date

3-22-2006

Graduation Date

2006

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Richard A. Colignon

Committee Member

Chikako Usui

Keywords

attitudes, labor force, married women, sex roles

Abstract

Over the past few decades, the relationship between women and family has changed due to the increased participation of women in the labor force. This study analyzes the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) to determine what types of individuals believe in traditional versus nontraditional sex roles for mothers. The entire sample within the 2002 GSS was analyzed as well as subsets for married individuals. The significant variables in each model differed somewhat, indicating that married individuals' determinants are not exactly the same as those in the entire sample. This study also points out possible policy recommendations that would serve to increase the resources that women can use to have both a career and a family.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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