PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER STRATIFICATION

PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER STRATIFICATION - SEX AND GENDER...

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SEX AND GENDER PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER STRATIFICATION Functionalist Perspective— accepts traditional gender roles— Talcott Parsons claims that men perform the instrumental tasks of providing economic support and making decisions, while women assume the expressive functions , providing emotional support and affect for the family—division of family labors provides stability and is both natural and inevitable Human Capital Model —conservative economists claim that different sexes bring different human capital (education, job training) to the workplace which deserves to be rewarded, since it bring a greater return to the owner’s investment, so men are entitled to higher wages than women—whatever individuals earn is solely the result of their own individual efforts and choices —women diminish their capital when they leave the workforce to have children—economists also claim that 1. the different sexes expended different amounts of energies on their work, and since women expend so much energy on the home, they have less to give at work, and
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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