Role of Gender in Industrial and Post Industrial Essays

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NAME : IMMACULATE SUWIRA BOTTOMAN

POSTAL ADDRESS : C/O WORLD VISION MALAWI P O BOX 692 LILONGWE MALAWI

STUDENT NO : 35890347

MODULE : GROUP DYNAMICS

MODULE NO : SOC 306B

SEMESTER : 00

ASSIGNMENT NO : 02
Table of Contents

Assignment Questions iii
A. ROLE OF GENDER AND EMPLOYMENT IN INDUSTRIAL AND POST INDUSTRIAL 1
SOCIETIES IN RELATION TO POWER 1
1.0 INTRODUCTION 1
2.0 GENDER DEFINED 1
3.0 ASPECTS OF GENDER 2
4.0 GENDER AND POWER RELATIONS 2 4.1 Patriarchy System 2 4.2 Biological aspect 3
5.0 INEQUALITIES IN EMPLOYMENT 3 5.1 Altitude towards women in the workforce 3 5.2 The industrial and post industrial societies 4
6.0 CONCLUSION 5
LIST OF SOURCES 7

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The more they delay to give birth the more likely they are going to increase the chances of child birth complications while men can postpone family obligations up to a later stage without any problems. Kimmel (2000:97-99) in Group Dynamics, only study guide to SOC306B. Apart from the biological aspects of child birth, women are expected to care for the children after birth and spend more time with them. Women often sacrifice their career aspirations and maternity leave to ensure the children’s wellbeing is attained. Childbearing has a bearing on employment opportunities for women.

5.0 INEQUALITIES IN EMPLOYMENT

There have been complex inequalities in terms of employment opportunities for men and women. Looking at access to paid work alone is likely to ignore major differences which result in women working on part time or fulltime.

1 Altitude towards women in the workforce

Although there has been significant change of altitude towards working women in America, there are many Americans who believe that the traditional gender roles work better for the family because of socio-cultural view that women are good nurturers (wagenheim, 1995). Those who oppose to women being employed believe that employment of mothers has a harmful effect on childhood development.

2 The industrial and post industrial societies

In Britain, one of the advanced industrial economies, women were drawn in increasing

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