Sociology - Factors Affecting Girls' Achievement (External)

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What are the 4 external factors affecting girls' achievement?
The influence of feminism; Girls' changing perceptions & ambitions; Changes in the family; Changes in women's employment.
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How has feminism influenced girls' achievement?
Challenged patriarchy; Improved rights & opportunities (changes in the law); Affected girls' self-image & aspirations.
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How have girls' perceptions & ambitions changed since the 1970s?
1970s = love, marriage, husbands, jobs & careers; 1990s = careers, being independent.
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How have changes in the family influenced girls' achievement?
Increase in divorce rate; More lone-parent families; More cohabitation; Smaller families & more single women; = more opportunity to be independent.
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How have changes in women's employment influenced girls' achievement?
More employment opportunities; Changes in the law (Equal Pay Act/Sex Discrimination Act); = more incentive to see future as paid work - gain qualifications.
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How has feminism influenced girls' achievement?

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Challenged patriarchy; Improved rights & opportunities (changes in the law); Affected girls' self-image & aspirations.

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How have girls' perceptions & ambitions changed since the 1970s?

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How have changes in the family influenced girls' achievement?

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How have changes in women's employment influenced girls' achievement?

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