Response to Derek

Responseto Derek

Responseto Derek

Derek,this is a very nice response. It is clear that the way people livedin Stone Age era it is not the same with the current times.Currently, lifestyle has changed due to technology as well aseconomic hard times, thus men alone cannot meet the daily needs fortheir families. As a result, women have been forced to seek for jobsin order to meet the deficit. Moreover, education has empowered womenin the current society, thus they have chances of engaging in blue orwhite color jobs. I totally agree with you Derek that, there arewomen who have taken the role of a man by working to provide theirfamilies with basic as well as secondary needs for their families,while men stays at home to take care of the young ones.

Youhave clearly demonstrated through recent literatures that, Gordon’sstatement is not fully valid in the current times for instance, therecent research done by Montez, Sabbath, Glymour and Berkman (2014),without a doubt reveal that, since 1976 to 2011, the number of womenin employment have been overwhelming increasing, and it has a greatpotential to increase in the future. However, another research doneby Sassler, Roy and Stasny (2014) reveals that, men are still themain breadwinner for their families. On this point, I sail in thesame boat with Gordon (1976) as well as Sassler, Roy and Stasny(2014). In my opinion, in developing economies, women are stillstruggling to get education as well as their place in the society. Inaddition, some communities still practice outdated cultures, whichdrag women behind for example, in Saudi Arabia, women are treated ashouse wife, and men are in charge of their families.


Montez,J. K., Sabbath, E., Glymour, M. M., &amp Berkman, L. F. (2014).Trends in work-family context among U.S. women by education level,1976 to 2011. PopulationResearch and Policy Review, 33(5),629-648.

Sassler,S., Roy, S., &amp Stasny, E. (2014). Men`s economic status andmarital transitions of fragile families. DemographicResearch,30, 71-109.