Amartya Sen, “The Many Faces of Gender Inequality”
“Gender inequality is not one homogenous phenomenon but a collection of disparate and inter-linked problems”
Mortality Inequality – high rates of death for women, subsequent higher numbers of men
Natality Inequality – boy preference. Especially common with possibility of sex-selective abortion, East Asia, China, S. Korea, also Singapore, Taiwan, India, S. Asia
Basic-facility inequality. Separate but equal. Girls have inferior schools, less access to resources
Special-Opportunity Inequality – Reduced access for women to special opps like higher education. Gender differentiated occupational spaces, historically war, commerce, politics, military, philosophy, science (1766).
Professional inequality – Workplace barriers, old boys network, sexual harassment, working hours….
Ownership Inequality – property ownership differs for men and women. Europe, U.S., India, women historically prohibited from owning property.
Household Inequality – inequality within the household, differentiation of wage work and family work