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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.