Chapter 10: Describe the patterns of gender inequality that currently exist in education.
A common pattern still today is to take on the old fashioned role of a housewife. This does not require secondary education, and generally the man takes on the work/education role in this particular instance. The patterns seem to be going more towards equality these days. There are organizations that have implemented policies to ensure to the most fair practices between equalism of genders in education.
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The activity theory describes elderly keeping busy when they are retired. This could be anything from picking up a new hobby like golf, to volunteering at a place they love to be. Continuity theory discusses how some retirees will tie strings to their past to assist in the adaption to older age.
Chapter 11: Using the conflict perspective, explain how the ruling class controls the United States.
The conflict perspective describes the "ruling class" as a group that have common interests and are generally wealthy. They have similarites such as attending high end institutions, supporting same political parties, ect. They can utelize their combined knowledge, money, and power to control the United States.
Chapter 11: Compare and contrast the two major economic systems. Identify a shortcoming of each system.
Capatilism allows freedom and the ability to financially make more. This is kind of similar to the american dream, if you work hard enough the payouts could be endless, but inequality is a downside to this economic system. Socialism offers equality but less growth for individuals. A downside could be more government controlled power, and equality might not be a good thing if everyone is equally miserable.