VOLUME 27 345 International Journal of Comparative Sociology Vol. 27 (1986) pp. 1-14 MODERNIZATION, GENDER ROLE CONVERGENCE AND FEMALE CRIME: A FURTHER TEST TIMOTHY F. HARTNAGEL University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada MUHAMMAD MIZANUDDIN Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh The convergence hypothesis suggests that as gender roles become more similar, female crime should increase toward the level of male crime. Cross-nationally, modernization has been conceptualized as resulting in increased female crime, in part through its supposed effect on gender role conver- gence. Previous research has offered only weak support for this model but the present paper attempts a methodologically improved test. However, the results again fail to support the model. Several methodological and theoretical conclusions are presented to guide future cross-national research in this area. International Journal of Comparative Sociology Vol. 27 (1986) pp. 15-30 POLITICS, CLASS, AND GROWTH IN SOCIAL SECURITY EFFORT: A CROSS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS JOHN B. WILLIAMSON Boston College, Chestnut Hill, U.S.A. FRED G. PAMPEL University of Iowa, Iowa City, U.S.A. Between 1965 and 1975 most nations experienced an historic expansion in the proportion of the national product spent on social security programs. Several competing theories of social security development are considered in an effort to account for
International Journal of Comparative Sociology (in 2002 continued as Comparative Sociology) – Brill
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