Possible Questions for Mid-term Exam
Possible Questions for Mid-term Exam

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School
University of Toronto Scarborough
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCC09H3
Professor
Vanina Sztainbok
Semester
Fall

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Sociology of Gender and WorkPossible Questions for MidTerm ExamIntroductionBelow is a list of possible questions for the midterm exam Not all of these questions will be on the midterm but I will choose questions for the midterm from here Please note the wording of the questions may change but these are the general themes that will be coveredYou will be required to answer three questions from Part 1 and one from Part 2Possible Questions Part I1What is meant by the term sexual division of labour Provide two different explanations for what causes this divisionaSexual division of labour are used in recognition that historically and currently there are marked differences between women and men in responsibilities for and the performance of the tasks necessary for daily living in a family household iAfter industrialisation the traditional domestic division of labour is that in which the men have primary responsibility for the necessary financial provision of their family they work outside the home for payiiWomen have primary responsibility for the management and performance of housework and caring work this work is unpaidAccording to Jane Pilcher and Imelda Wehelehan the domestic or house hold division of labour refers to the distribution between family members and those responsibility and tasks necessary for the ongoing maintenance of domestic home and of the people who live in it sometimes the concepts of sexual division of labour or the gendered division of labour are used in recognition that historically and culturally especially in western industrial societies there are market differences between women and men responsibilities and for and the performance of the tasks necessary for daily living in a family household According to M thea sincliar inequality between womens and mens position result from and is perpetuated by a complex combination of factors There are interrelationships between the different factors Such factors include not only material variables such as wages but also range of ideological determinants among which gender is particularly important There are various theories in regards to what causes this division First there are neo classical economic theories of the family which argue that a traditional gendered division of labor is the most rational and therefore efficient as far as the family is concerned
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