Men with stay at home wives resist gender equality
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Men who are married to women who stay at home are more
likely to resist gender equality in the workplace, according to a new study by researchers
at Harvard, New York University and University of Utah.
These men and those whose wives
work part time tend to have an unfavorable view about women in the workplace, think
workplaces run less smoothly with more women, view workplaces with female
leaders as less desirable and consider female candidates for promotion to be
less qualified than comparable male colleagues, according to a Harvard Business
Review report on "Marriage
Structure and Resistance to the Gender Revolution.”
more, men who resist women's career advancement were "more likely to populate
the upper echelons of organizations and thus, occupy more powerful positions,” according
to the researchers who conducted
four studies with 718 married, male participants.
"Marriage structures play an important role in
economic life beyond the four walls of the house,” they concluded.