Gender Gap Between Men And Gender

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There are many variables in which there are differences between the sexes—a biological determination categorizing people into the two main categories of male and female. There are many factors that go into the gap between men and women, most of them being related to gender. Gender in comparison to sex, is a social construction pertaining to norms of all individuals. I believe our patriarchal society leads to medical gaps between men and women, both creating and reinforced by gender roles, norms and behaviors.
As stated in the textbook, and supported by a Chi-Square test of the GSS cumulative data set, women take care of family when they become sick. One of the stereotypical gender norms of women are their nurturing personalities. Women
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Educational attainment and salary are also determinants of healthcare that are gendered. In the past, more men than women went onto higher education and held higher degrees. More recently, women have become the leaders in higher education graduation. Even with these recent statistics, there is still discrimination by sex in the workplace. One of the more talked about issues now is the pay gap between men and women, which takes race into account as well. A cycle of education, occupation, salary and healthcare is therefore driven by sex with preference for males. The better education someone receives, the better occupation they can acquire, the higher salary can be made, and the better healthcare someone can afford.
This whole cycle can secure quality healthcare for not only an individual but their family as well. For instance, a male with a MBA working for a Fortune 500 company making $100,000 a year will have better resources for his whole family and a social advantage is given to his child. Whereas a single mother with a Bachelor’s in teaching making $40,000 a year with 3 children to support will not have equal access to quality healthcare compared to the male. Her children will have trouble escaping poverty, have lower quality healthcare, and greater risk of stress induced

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