external factors in gender differences

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  • EXTERNAL FACTORS IN GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENT
    • IMPACT OF FEMINISM
      • Magazines used to focus on being married and boys where as now they are more about independence
      • woman more respected
    • CHANGES IN FAMILY
      • Increase in divorce rate
      • increase in lone female families
      • new role model for girls 'the financially independent woman
    • CHANGES IN WOMENS EMPLOYMENT
      • 1970 equal pay act
      • number of women in employment has risen
      • Pay gap between men and women has dropped
    • GIRLS CHANGING AMBITIONS
      • SUE SHARPE interviewed girls in the 70's and found their priorities were love, marriage husbands and children where as girls in 90s had priority of careers and being able to support themselves
      • BECKY FRANCIS 2001 asked girls about their ambitions and most had high aspirations and veryfew saw themselves in traditional female roles

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