Thomas, G. E., & Larke, P. J. (1989). Gender differences among blacks in education and career orientation. Education and Urban Society, 21(3), 283-298.
Differential sex socialization coupled with differences in educational & occupational opportunities are examined as the major factors accounting for male-female differences in blacks’ career orientations & choices. Questionnaire data are used to assess differences in college major selection among black males & females (N = 668 & 258, respectively) & the extent to which such selection &/or choices can be linked to early sex socialization. It is argued that recognizing & countering traditional sex socialization is a prerequisite to increasing college major & career opportunities for women in mathematics & science. 3 Tables, 1 Figure, 46 References. Modified AA
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