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28 June 2022
Editorial: Inequalities
Hannah Bradby
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Kath Woodward
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Exploring the lived experience of intersectional inequality and ways to challenge it globally.

This research topic examines how demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, gender roles, and inequality structures shape intergenerational educational transmission, justice evaluations of earnings, and pro-social behaviors of people with disabilities. It also looks at the impact of equality legislation on LGBTQ people, the role of gender in risk-taking, and the factors that have led to social backsliding of middle-class groups.

  • Intergenerational educational mobility is higher for 3+ generation Hispanic men in areas with a larger Hispanic population, and for 2nd generation Hispanic men in areas with a larger college-educated population.
  • Specific aspects of equality legislation may be perceived as violent due to its dehumanizing impact on LGBTQ people.
  • Gender roles can explain sex differences in risk-taking, and femininity and fear of negative evaluation are associated with less risky decisions in the social domain for women.
  • Gender differences in university teaching evaluations are largely due to evaluation biases unrelated to any actual differences in class experience.
  • Economic insecurity has been compensated by epistemic security, and identity politics has divided leftist/liberal groups while uniting right-wing populists.
  • Gender bias in justice evaluations of earnings is linked to the inequality structure in which people are embedded.
  • Occupations high in people orientation and verbal demands had a higher proportion of women, while occupations high in things orientation and numerical demands had a lower proportion.
  • Power inequality between men and women in Igbo land is not consciously intended by all classes of agents.
  • Men showed greater support for sexist attitudes than women, and there was no empirical evidence for the postulated link between sexist attitudes and traditional gender stereotypes.
  • Researching racism in healthcare contexts is often denied by both institutions and individuals.
  • People with disabilities preferred intra-group cooperation, while people without disabilities preferred inter-group cooperation.
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