• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Gender Division of Labor

The concept of gender could be described as society’s deliberate division of humanity based on sex into two different categories, with negative implications for one category. The role of this division in fueling poverty in one category cannot be overemphasized. Gender dictates how females and males think about themselves, how they interact with others, and what positions they occupy in society. Theoretically, gender has been understood as socially constructed, and it is central to the organization of everyday life across cultures and societies. Gender is associated with sociocultural and psychological factors that influence the development of an individual. Gender division of labor is a situation where society has patterned some set of gender roles to be performed by women and another set to be performed ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles