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Based on what you've read, do you think that boys and girls around the world develop relatively similar gender roles? If so, explain culturally why that might be. If not, explain why that may not be the case.

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According to the Global Early Adolescent Study, which was conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the World Health Organization, and other organizations, boys and girls in different cultures around the world are slotted into strict gender roles (see the link below). This study looked at children ages 10-14 in 15 different urban areas around the world, including Cape Town, South Africa; Shanghai, China; Cuenca, Ecuador; and...

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Gender Roles:

As we are progressing our thoughts are getting wider and our generation is getting more mature, earlier women were confined to the home and duties that included cleaning, taking caring of the children, and cooking. This type of work was considered unimportant, but men's work outside of the home was regarded with greater respect. Men were expected to do the hunting and make the food out of the butchered animals.

But as we progress things started to change and now women are working in offices, performs heavy duty task while men are staying at home doing babysitting, while some becomes chef. No job is fixed for any gender. So boys and girls are performing the same task and equally .