This formal report will utilize mainly online resources will attain information on gender inequality. These sources will include scholarly articles and reports, journals, statistics on the relevant topic, and some print sources that can be accessed from the internet.
For centuries there has been gender discrimination and inequality, most often towards women. At one time or another, in many different counties, there have been laws that denied women the right to go to school, to travel, the right to hold property, to enter certain occupations, and many others. Since the 1960s, American society has made great progress towards gender equality. Women’s rate of employment has dramatically increased, gender discrimination in both employment and education is illegal, and women now (surpass) men in college graduation rates. However, gender inequality remains in the United States. One type of gender inequality most talked about and that will be discussed in this report is that of the workplace. Gender inequality can found in many different fields and different positions around the world. This report will show findings of gender inequality in the accounting field.
The first research done on the topic by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) was in 1993. According to this study titled Women’s Status and Work/Family Issues in Public Accounting, women hired into public accounting firms were not progressing up the ranks as quickly or in the same volume as men in the field were. Since this survey, many others have researched into this and it has been found that women are still to this day, 20 years later, not progressing up to higher ranks at the same rate at which they were hired. (Single)
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Catalyst. Catalyst Quick Take: Women in Accounting. New York: Catalyst, 2013.
"Diversity in the Accounting Profession." Diversity in the Accounting Profession. Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia, Dec. 2012. Web. Nov. 2013.
Hardies, Kris, Diane Breesch, and Joël Branson. "Gender Inequality in Small and Large Audit Firms." By Kris Hardies, Diane Breesch, Joël Branson. Social Science Research Network, 20 Apr. 2013. Web. Nov. 2013.
O'Neill, Olivia, and Charles O'Reilly. "Reducing the Backlash Effect: Self-monitoring and Women’s Promotions." Http://www.alphagalileo.org/. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2010. Web. Nov. 2013.
Single, Louise. "Gender, Family and Work-Life Issues in Public Accounting." Gender, Family and Work-Life Issues in Public Accounting. AICPA, June 2011. Web. Nov. 2013.
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