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Terms and concepts for 2013 fall test with definition

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Social Science
SOSC 1510
David Langille

Sex Vs. Gender: "Sex" refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. "Gender" refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women. Labour Force: the actual number of people available for work. The labor force of a country includes both, the employed and the unemployed Equality: It is defined as treating everyone the same, regardless of their differences. Whether the difference is a person's age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical disability, he is entitled to be held in the same esteem as any of his coworkers. Equity: requires employers to engage in proactive employment practices to increase the representation of four designated groups: women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, and visible minorities Flexible Labour Markets/Flexibility: refers to the speed with which labour markets adapt to fluctuations and changes in society, the economy or production. Gender-based division of labour: The division of labor in societ
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