Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160100459 [ 2016-01-01 - 2020-06-30 ]

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Researchers: Prof Pauline Grosjean (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Robert Brooks (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Paul Seabright (Partner Investigator)

Brief description The origins of gender. This project intends to address how the evolutionary phenomena of intra-sexual competition and inter-sexual conflict interact with economic circumstances to shape gendered behaviour and attitudes. These phenomena are important in evolution, economics, psychology and sociology, with implications for the economy and for the welfare of women and men. The project predicts that gender-related culture arises, partially, out of mating market dynamics. The research crosses traditional boundaries between biology and economics to investigate the forces giving rise to gendered behaviour and resulting patterns of marriages, violence, political preferences and occupational choices. The project may provide new insights into the links between gender and violence, within-family conflicts, and gender roles in the home and workplace.

Funding Amount $592,800

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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