This thesis focuses on the problem of gender inequality in the work force. In this thesis the independent variables sex, age, marital status, if children are present, and finally the age of the children are used to see if they have any effect on the level of authority that an employee has. This was done by distributing questionnaires in two different American companies to 50 men and 50 women. Results showed that there is inequality between men and women but not between women and other types of women. Future research is suggested, focusing on a larger sample and measuring for different variables. More emphasis might also be placed on how long a person has been employed with the company and if they have attained more authority or not.


Kershaw, Terry


Sociology and Anthropology

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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