Progress toward gender equality in the United States has slowed or stalled

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The authors show dramatic progress in movement toward gender equality between 1970 and 2018, but also that in recent decades, change has slowed or stalled. This was found by examining multiple quantitative indicators: employment, educational attainment, segregation of fields of study, segregation of occupations, and pay. To get back on track, the authors suggest large cultural and institutional changes such:  increases in men’s participation in household and care work, governmental provision of child care, and adoption by employers of policies that reduce gender discrimination and help both men and women combine jobs with family care responsibilitiesRead more in this PNAS