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Gender Stratification in Cyprus as Seen Through Education and Employment | Abstract
Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4435

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Abstract

Gender Stratification in Cyprus as Seen Through Education and Employment

Halil Halil

 This academic study utilizes secondary sources in order to investigate gender stratification in Cyprus, by examining education and employment. It reveals various forms of gender stratification and inequality, such as by study choice, the "gender wage gap", employment rates, and lower levels of women in positions of power. This is supported by official statistical sources and from recording peoples' views in a number of academic studies. Similar gender stratification in education and employment exists in other EU countries, thus demonstrating that it's not country specific. Systemic gender inequality is created by socially-constructed patriarchy, and because it's socially constructed rather than being "natural", there could be ways to possibly combat it, such as enacting education initiatives or equal opportunity legislation.

Published Date: 2021-03-30; Received Date: 2021-02-12

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