10:25 notes - 10/25 Gender Stratification 1. Men were bread...

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10/25 Gender Stratification 1. Men were bread winners: men had control over earned resources 2. Women were bread servers: most women did not work outside the home 3. Women had to depend on men for sustenance Traditional norms were enforced in the US—the normative aspect of society/status quo; enforced by laws 1. Companies could legally pay less stipend; rationale women belonged at home, not work force 2. For women to open bank account, needed signature by husband 3. Women were not admitted to the most prestigious universities in this country 4. Many and most of many prestigious employers did not employ women NOW Things are becoming more egalitarian: shift away from traditional gender norms to egalitarian gender norms Women have control over own finances, maiden name, child bearing—could not have happened in a traditional gender norm society Female participation rate has substantially increased over time—women are entering work force at higher and higher rates Specific consequence for higher labor force participation rate
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 224 taught by Professor Davidcort during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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10:25 notes - 10/25 Gender Stratification 1. Men were bread...

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