Gender Stratification : The Classification Of People Based On Their Biological Features

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Gender stratification refers to the classification of people based on their biological features such as their sex. The term “gender stratification” is generally used to refer to the situation in which men are valuable than women. In this situation, men have greater access to prestige, wealth, and power in a society. Different societies tend to have different levels of gender stratification. In the United States, the main consequence of gender stratification is economic and social inequality between men and women. Men and women in the United States are not equal economically. Men make more money than women who have similar levels of education or work experience, due to gender stratification. For example, women are often steered into careers like teaching and nursing that are well-paid, prestigious but less male dominated careers. Gender stratification leads to more inequality, both economic and social, between men and women. For example, women are still expected to bear more of the burden of child care and housework even when both spouses work. This helps create a situation in which women are not free to spend the kind of time at work that is needed to truly get ahead in the most competitive situations.

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