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date: 14 December 2019

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This chapter discusses gender in relation to the most influential current accounts of distributive justice. There are various disparities in the benefits and burdens of social cooperation between women and men, in the family, the workplace and more widely. Which of these disparities, if any, one identifies as indicative of gender injustice will depend on the theory of distributive justice that one endorses. Theoretical decisions concerning the role of personal responsibility, the goods whose distribution is relevant for justice, and the site of justice—institutions-only or individual behaviour, too—all influence how one thinks about gender justice. New directions for research on this topic are suggested.

Keywords: gender, women, distributive justice, gender justice, gender inequality, family, discrimination, individual responsibility, choice, implicit bias

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