GLASS CEILING; A CASE OF DISCRIMINATION OR A CASE FOR DIFFERENTIATION?
Glass ceiling in its universally accepted definition reinforces discriminative perceptions that govern all and related research on gender issues. It is an invisible and an intangible barrier acting as the upper limit for advancement that keeps minorities and women from reaching beyond. Gender concepts have evolved from biological, psychological, social and economic analyses of the issues and their being understood to have been an outcome of each of such analysis. Sex and Gender have equally been researched and identified as components of social conditioning. With such stratified and varied treatment of gender issues, discrimination that is the reason behind the existence of glass ceiling seems to be the outcome of differentiation having gone wrong. Differentiation is a positive economic treatment of unique characteristics. The present paper is an attempt to develop a positive treatment of differentiation through a comprehensive analysis of existing research and how such analysis could remove the glass ceiling through such positive treatment of concepts.