Changes in gender roles generally fell along class lines, with relationshipsbetween men and women of the middle class being very different from those inthe lower classes.
Changing Gender Roles on the World War II Home Front
This issue of focuses on the varying experiences of women living in the post-communist 'transition countries' of Central and Eastern Europe. These include women's experiences of economic and legal change, of changes in gender roles, of domestic violence, sexual harassment in the work place or trafficking. The impact of the transition from communism and of ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia on family relationships and domestic violence is considered. Women's self-organising, their work as activists for advocacy and as participants in the truth and reconciliation process, are explored, and the risks facing women with mental disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States are examined.
The Economy and Changing Gender Roles
Environmentalchange (as observed in Africa and Asia) frequently has a differentiated impacton men and women and leads to changes in gender roles, with women assuming morework and responsibility. The magnitude of these changes varies geographicallyand culturally.
Changing Gender Roles: Brazilian Immigrant Families in the U.S
Gender roles vary. Different cultures impose different expectations upon themen and women who live in that culture. The United States has experienced tremendous upheaval and revising of its traditional gender roles in the last generation. These changes in gender roles affect the home, the workplace, and the school, and they affect all Americans to some degree.The tipping of the employment scales due to the recession isn't expected to be permanent, and the recession wasn't the only catalyst in changing gender roles. Men and women's roles in society have been changing for decades now. Traditionally, men have worked outside the home and served as the sole breadwinner for the family. They held some of the most powerful jobs in society, including doctor, lawyer and politician. Women, on the other hand, governed the domestic sphere. They were expected to stay home, raise children and have an evening meal waiting for their husbands. If they did work, it was as a secretary, a nurse or another stereotypically female profession.