GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENT - EXTERNAL FACTORS

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      1. IMPACT OF FEMINISM

Equality & media images have created ambition amongst women to strive & do well. Stereotypes became less likely & not always viewed as mother/housewife etc.

Changes in the LAW (SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975) made it illegal for anyone to discriminate against a person based on their gender

Feminism has achieved considerable success in improving the rights & expectations of women. Theyve challenged the traditional stereotype of women's roles & so women now look beyond the housewife/mother role. This could have resulted in SHARPE'S change in findings.

      2. CHANGES IN THE FAMILY

4 MAJOR CHHANGES in the family since the 1970s:

            1) INCREASE IN DIVORCE RATES

  • unwise to rely on husbands to work hard as there is a chance the couple will divorce, there are roughly 17,000…

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