Second Shift in Sociology: Definition & Roles


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Which of the following best describes the 'Second Shift' concept?

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1. Which statement is true?

2. The sociological concept of the 'Second Shift' was largely developed by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess who developed the concept of second shift and traditional gender strategy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Second shift concept
  • Men and women's division of labor
  • Who developed concept of second shift
  • Traditional gender strategy
  • Gender division of labor

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the traditional gender strategy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the gender division of labor and how that affects household roles

Additional Learning

To learn more about gender roles, review the accompanying lesson Second Shift in Sociology: Definition & Roles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review who developed the concept of the second shift
  • Learn about gendered division of labor and how household tasks were divided dependent on the gender
  • Recall the different strategies that are used under a household to divide duties such as traditional gender strategy, egalitartian plan and transitional strategy
  • Review how the roles are being reversed in the current generation