ABSTRACT

Something interesting has happened to the study of gender stratification. Nine years ago in the American Sociological Review (ASR), Treiman and Terrell wrote:

It is clear that labor market discrimination against women does not extend to the status of the work open to them nor to the qualifications demanded. Women work at jobs which are about as prestigious as those held by men and, like men, secure good jobs mainly on the basis of superior education. (1975, p. 182)