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102-16 GENDER IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

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GENDER IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE The cultural construction of gender The sexual division of labor Two questions: Why are some tasks done mostly by women and others by men? What determines cultural variability in the sexual division of labor? Three hypotheses: The strength hypothesis The fertility maintenance hypothesis The child-care compatibility hypothesis The status of women cross-culturally (gender stratification) Descent and post-marital residence A woman’s contribution to material welfare A woman’s control over key resources
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Why young women are favored in manufacturing industries in Southeast Asia: Physiological factors (nimble fingers, dexterity) Psychological factors (patience, concentration, harder working, passive, controllable, higher boredom threshold) Sociocultural factors (non-political, easier to fire, “fearful and shy”) Situational factors (no dependents, no parenting responsibilities)
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