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OECD: Gender norms are clearly evident at five years of age, a study

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Gender equity will not be achieved quickly if children continue to copy the gender norms of their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. While some barriers in perceived possibilies are breaking down, gender norms are evident in young children’s views of their future.

The OECD’s International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study asked over 4 000 children what they wanted to do or be when they grow up. Most children had a definite idea of the type of the job they would like and were keen to share their views.

Read the full study here to find out more.