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Discuss cultural influences on gender role. [8 + 16 marks]

Research into cultural influences on gender roles help to distinguish between biological influences
(which are held responsible if gender roles are universal) and social/cultural influences (if gender
roles are not culturally consistent). One crosscultural study observed children being raised in…

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therefore be challenged and changed. This promotes greater equality between men and women
and gives people greater opportunities in life. Therefore, the cultural explanation can be thought
of as having social benefits.


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