Process that teaches individuals to become functioning human beings who must fit into a number of groups and be productive members of a society.
May be the family, the school, peer group, one's religion, one's place of work and many others.
Agents of socialization
Social role associated with feminine or masculine behavior.
Behaviors determined by biological sex.
Social situation in which more power and prestige are given to men than to women.
Ideology that supports gender inequality and justifies male dominance.
Defined as roughly the first 12 years of an individual's life.
Stage in life course that extends roughly from age 13 to age 20.
The stage of life course which begins at some point between the late teens and early thirties depending on social background.
Beginning at age 65 and is the stage that culminates death.
Length of life the average newborn will enjoy.
Maximum length of life possible in the species.