Research on gender and the law: Where are we going, where have we been?

Patricia A. Frazier, Jennifer S. Hunt

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This article provides an overview of issues related to research on gender and the law. Following a discussion of the ways in which gender and the law interact, we assess the extent to which Law and Human Behavior (LHB) has addressed the issue of gender. Specifically, we present the results of our analysis of the role of gender in articles published in LHB from 1990 through 1996. We discuss the relatively few gender-relevant studies that appeared, as well as comment upon the attention given to gender by research with other primary foci. We then discuss various strategies for conducting gender research and their implications for research on gender and the law. We conclude by introducing the articles in this special issue on gender and the law, commenting on how they add to our accumulated knowledge in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalLaw and Human Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

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tions. We also would like to acknowledge the fellowship support provided to the second author by the National Science Foundation. Finally, the use of our title is with all due respect to Joyce Carol Dates.


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