Glass Escalator in Sociology: Definition & Effects


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The glass escalator is a concept in sociology describing what?

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1. Of the options below, which would NOT be an example of the glass escalator effect in sociology?

2. The glass escalator effect is associated with what area of sociology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through this assessment, you will encounter questions that test your knowledge on what the glass escalator is and how to recognize examples of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be expected to recall information to identify:

  • What the glass escalator describes
  • Examples of the glass escalator effect
  • What area of sociology this concept applies to
  • Examples of hidden advantages for men

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of hidden advantages for men in the workplace and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify what the glass escalator describes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which area of sociology the effect is related to

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called Glass Escalator in Sociology: Definition & Effects for a deeper understanding of this concept. Using this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand the metaphor of the glass escalator
  • Learn about the effects of the glass escalator
  • Identify the advantages men experience in the workplace