Socialization of Boys and Girls

Much of the socialization that takes place in the home, childcare centers, and elementary schools in Hungary is a process of exposing children to somewhat traditional gender and family roles. For example, although 90% of all children between ages 3 and 6 attend kindergartens (Vajda, 1998) and education is compulsory for all up until age 16 (it will be 18 for children who were 6 or younger in 2002), boys' and girls' experiences are not the same. Elementary school texts highlight the activities of men and present no alternative to the nuclear family with its gender-segregated roles; elementary schools also require students to read no novels written by women (International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 2000). This early socialization is very important in Hungary because the kind of high school a student enters, whether academic or vocation specific, depends on choices made when children are very young. Therefore, in a variety of ways, parents and teachers continue to channel students into a somewhat segregated work force (Lobodzinska, 1995), even if this segregation is not as great as it was in the past.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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