Approaches to Gender and the Law: Research and Applications
Author: Goodman-Delahunty J.
Source: Law and Human Behavior, Volume 22, Number 1, February 1998 , pp. 129-143(15)
Three paradigms for gender research are reviewed, illustrated by examples from employment discrimination law to highlight issues in research on gender and the law. Next, an agenda for research on gender, social science, and the law is outlined, and the five articles in this special issue are reviewed in terms of that agenda. Finally, research ideas for the future and practical applications of the research presented in the five articles are considered, specifically, the use of the reasonable woman standard and expert testimony in sexual harassment cases, and the influence of sex roles and sex stereotypes in producing gender effects.
Document Type: Commentary
Publication date: 1998-02-01