Lecture 6 - 03:34 Review Gender Gendervs.sex Sexisbiological

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03:34 Review  Gender  Gender vs. sex Sex is biological Gender is socially constructed articulation of gender roles in society  Biosocial perspective  Socialization  Young boys and girls learn what society and the media  expects  of them through their  gender  External constraints on gender roles  Society puts on by men and women that are unchangeable by individual choice Become norms that are hard to break  Doing gender – process by which gender roles are enforced and reinforced in one to  one small group interactions everyday Between men and women, women and women and men and men   reinforces  traditional gender roles  Preview A short economic history since WWII  Class and status Poverty  Inequality The role of the family in rising inequality Some socioeconomic differences across families
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Major Economic Changes Since WWII Phase 1 Phase 2 : The Disconnection (1973-1990s) Country continually getting richer  Phase 3 : New Era (2000-present) GDP falling significantly per capita  Decreased wealth  Productivity increasing  Unprecedented wealth  Low unemployment  Lots of jobs for people  Good jobs (manufacturing)  Time when America is producing a lot Suburbanization gives boost to building and trade  Rising wages across income distribution Everyone gains – poor gain more than rich   Poverty: “The rising tide lifted all boats”. (true until 1960s) Poverty rate  32% in 1950  22% in 1960 
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12% in 1970 1973 – oil embargo  1973-1990s: The Disconnection Oil embargo 1973 Recession1974-75, early1980s High unemployment From early 70s  Leads to social unrest  Economic growth in 1980s but didn’t benefit the poor Declining wages for low education/blue collar men  Growing family income inequality As a result of declining wages  Some improvement of wages of low-skilled workers in late 1990s economic boom – 
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Lecture 6 - 03:34 Review Gender Gendervs.sex Sexisbiological

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