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Chap 10 Soc

Inequalities of Gender and Age

sex the classification of people as male or female based on biological characteristics
biological determination the principle that behavior differences are the result of inherited physical characteristics
gender identity a sense of being male or female based on learned cultural values
gender socialization the social process of learning how to act as a boy or girl
sexism a set of beliefs, norms, and values used to justify sexual inequality
occupational sex segregation the concentration of women in lower-status positions
age stratification the unequal distribution of scarce resources based on age
ageism a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify age-based prejudice and discrimination
interest group a group organized to influence political decision making
passive accepting what happens without active response or resistance
sphere a defined area or subject
utlize to use
aspect a particular trait or feature of something
diminished reduced; limited
underlying important but not obvious or noticable
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