Gender Inequality In China

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People used to focus most attention on economic growth and some social issues seemed to be negligible as a result. However, as the world is developing more civilised nowadays, more discussion have been held about humanistic care and social issues such as overpopulation, environmental destruction, and the most spotlighted one: gender gap. Throughout the history, human society has walked along the path from matrilineal society to patrilineal society which actually lowered the position of female radically. At present, the fact we have acknowledged is that many male, even female, thinks that men have higher intelligence and efficiency than women at work, especially in scientific areas. This kind of stereotype leads to the low economic participation…show more content…
The discrimination towards women was reduced after the ban on foot-binding implemented by Mr Sun Wen, president of ROC(Republic of China) in 1900s. Then in the "cultural revolution", female were treated equally and were encouraged to get the same jobs as male. However, just after that, someone asked the women to be housewives, to vacate jobs for men. This inequality made the men more competitive than women the political and social areas and when the gender consciousness is a kind of social norm, it will inevitably penetrate the policies and laws for men to keep their supervision. Gender gap in China is not born, it is the result of the socialisation of gender roles. In the long-term historical development process, the specification is gradually being recognised and state laws become an important means of society, male dominance makes women in the field of politics, economy, culture and marginal and subordinate status within the…show more content…
Although the number of nursery schools in Japan is increasing, the government does not meet the demand perfectly and the nursery schools do not have enough employees. In February 2016, a passage named “go to hell Japan” spread rapidly on twitter. In that article, a 30-year old would have been back to her job and reduced the economic stress of this family. However, her one-year-old son needed her care as her application was rejected by the the understaffed nursery school. It was unavoidable that she would lose her job or nobody was going to serve her son because the young couple needed money to build a better future for their son. The low salary, bad welfare and stressful work made the nursery school understaffed. According to statistics, Japan 's average monthly income is 209800 yen as a nurse and the average monthly salary is 299600 yen. No one wants to work at nursery school and little can enter the nursery schools even with government’s help. This has largely reduced women 's economic participation in Japan and Abe’s womenomics didn 't work a

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