I meant the conditioning about "men's work" and "women's work" that starts, as far as I can tell, at birth.
Nitpicking about "why" questions about evolution aside, presumably because it improved the odds that offspring would survive to maturity.
And it's plausible that a biologically-based apbreastude for, and interest in, caring for infants would lead to similar apbreastudes and interest with regard to educating five-year-olds. Whether it's also true -- I wouldn't bet either way, though admittedly I'm a little biased about anything that sounds like a "biology is destiny" claim.
snip Sounds nice. Except for the unremitting hard labor, of course. :-)? Yeah. Must be another YMMV thing, I guess. My perception is that in a lot of middle-clbutt families girls and boys are...
Good point. A little more, then:
As far as I can tell from the source of the stats I cited (the US Department of Labor's Web site), clbuttifying workers into what they call "detailed occupations" is supposed to be based on their actual duties and not on job breastles. They have a long list of descriptions of their "detailed occupations". For example, here's the one for "Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software":
yes, it was all hard work. Why do you think we liked factory work? And never get taught to recognize work that has to be done, do it, and not...
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
As far as I can tell, the tables I've been referenced in this thread are based on data collected by the Census Bureau periodically, which makes me think probably the choice of "detailed occupation" is made by the individual workers being surveyed, one hopes based on their reviewing of descriptions such as the one above -- but it might be hard to be sure how well they do that.
In the unlikely event that you want to check this out yourself on your next trip to Webland (at the library?), or for anyone else who's the occupational clbuttifications.
Not on the farm. The determinant of who did what had to do with time, the season, and strength. Some days, the females were stronger than the...
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