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Young people and sex stereotyping

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Sex stereotyping is about making assumptions that women and men should play different roles in society. Such assumptions restrict individual choice, which leads to wasted talent and unfulfilled potential, to skills gaps and to lower pay for those jobs which are seen as women’s work.

Childrens’ attitudes towards, and participation in, different sports both within and outside of school, are often strongly sex stereotyped.
Outside of school, boys are more likely than girls to take part in sport. This document provides a simplistic overview of the subject in a variety of contexts.



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Editor's comments - [  In short, stereotyping results in discrimination against both women and men.  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Equal opportunities commission. (2001). Young people and sex stereotyping. London: EOC.

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