Women and Men: New Perspectives on Gender Differences presents data from the biological and social sciences that describe the state of research findings and contribute to our current understanding of gender differences, their range and extent, and how they are influenced and created by social, cultural, and biological factors.
Ten contributors from the diverse fields of anthropology, economics, education, endocrinology, neurophysiology, psychiatry, and women's studies come together to explore research on gender differences from a variety of perspectives.
Gender differences: interpreting anthropological data. Economic perspectives on work and family issues. A review of gender differences in brain and behavior. Sex differences in the brain: what they are and how they arise. Reconstructing the psychology of women: an overview. Gender ideology and the brain: sex differences research. The acquisition of mature femininity. Ground rules for marriage: perspectives on the pattern of an era. Gender development. Epilogue. Afterword. Index.