Set of implicit and explicit rules governing gender relations, and which allocate different work, value, responsibilities and obligations to women and men, and are maintained on three levels: cultural superstructure (the norms and values of society); institutions (family welfare, education and employment systems, etc.); and socialisation processes, notably in the family.


European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men.