GLOSSARY

 

FEMINIST

A woman or a man who believes in equal rights and opportunities for women and men.

 

PATRIARCHY

Rule by father, this concept is used to refer to a system that values men more and gives them power over women.

 

FAMILY LAWS

Those laws deal with family-related matters such as marriage, divorce, adoption, inheritance, etc.

 

URBANISATION

The shift of population from rural areas to urban areas.

 

OCCUPATIONAL MOBILITY

The shift from one occupation to another, is usually when a new generation takes up occupations other than those practiced by their ancestors.

 

CASTE HIERARCHY

Ladder-like formation in which all the caste groups are placed from the ‘highest’ to the ‘lowest’ castes.

 

SEXUAL DIVISION OF LABOUR

A system in which all work inside the home is either done by women of the family or organized by them through domestic helpers.

 

SEX RATIO

Numbers of girls and children per thousand boys

 

UNIVERSAL ADULT FRANCHISE

Universal Adult Franchise refers to the right of every adult citizen of a country to cast one vote in the elections irrespective of his/her caste, class, creed, religion, sex, etc.

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.