gender stratification

gender stratification

any process by which gender becomes the basis of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, in which the perceived differences between the genders become ranked and evaluated in a systematic way Stratification by gender was often rendered invisible, or misrepresented, by earlier sociologists. Frequently, gender stratification has been subsumed under social class or ethnicity. The importance of gender as a system of stratification, particularly as a system in which feminized persons are ranked and rewarded below masculinized persons, has been mainly stressed by sociologists influenced by feminism (see FEMINISM, FEMINIST THEORY). Feminist sociologists, for example, have employed the concept of PATRIARCHY in conceptualizing and analysing the present and historical oppression of women.
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Market transition, educational disparities, and family strategies in rural China: New evidence on gender stratification and development.
Keywords: Gender Stratification, Patriarchy, Post-Colonial Era, Pre-Colonized Society
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Hannum, Kong, & Zhang (2009) observed that there a pattern of cultural rules generating a system of gender stratification. Parental investment and socialisation decisions for their children are defined by cultural beliefs such as essential abilities, rights, and roles of men and women (Ridgeway and Correll, 2000).
The shape of family-related gender stratification is mapped in each country through four comparative subprojects answering the following questions:
Mason and Smith stated that women's empowerment absolutely imposes that in all human societies the men commands women, or to be further specific, males control at least small segment of the women of their societal strata, especially of their families and households.1 In this outlook, women are a class' in the gender stratification structure, a system that is controlled by common values and norms.
She has published over 50 articles and books on work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, mothers' employment and mental health, religious conservatism and women's economic attainment.
The course will also tackle topics on what happens to Disney stars as they age, including gender stratification and the hyper-commodification of childhood.
Mandel contends that the entry of women into the labor markets of social-democratic countries and the economic autonomy that they enjoy from their partners have not been accompanied by gender convergence in labor market attainments, multiple indicators of the economic position of women combine to form distinctive patterns of gender stratification, and the benefits accruing to working mothers render female job applicants less attractive to private employers.
The introductory chapter gives a brief overview of the ongoing debate with respect to women in Islam and highlights a lack of investigation into social processes, which, the author asserts, are critical to understanding how Islamic affiliation and gender stratification are linked.

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