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How Are Gender Norms Perceived? (2023)

Created Sep 25 2023, 6:19 AM by Veronica Del Motto
  • Social Norms

Even in the age of social media saturated with updates and general airing of opinions, could it be possible that people misperceive something as fundamental as a woman’s right to work?  A new (and major) study finds widespread support for women’s right to paid work all over the world, among both men and women. Everyone underestimates the level of support -- and this lowballing is particularly stark when it comes to estimating men’s support. The researchers of this groundbreaking work suggest a simple policy choice applicable for rich and poor countries alike: clearing misperceptions to foster greater gender equality. Read more.