Age, Gender, And Status Essay

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Age, Gender, and Status By Geraldine Webster University of Phoenix Axia College Age, Gender, and Status Cultural differences in regard to age, status, and gender is an issue that we encounter in many countries, and the perspectives vary according to the country. In most countries an individual’s status plays an important role in obtaining success in business adventures. Gender plays an important role in business because in other countries women holding prominent positions are not accepted. With age, this is an order of respect, and it holds more clout in other countries than women with a high ranking position in an organization. Each of these categories plays a part in intercultural communication in which I will briefly discuss the role of each status and make a comparison with the United States and China. In the United States the distinctions between groups and individuals who are different from one society to another or even within a particular society is what is called status (Nasseri, 2008). The distinctions between the groups refer to personal income, level of education, and the type of occupation that is held. The social status is divided into five group types: upper class, upper middle class, lower middle class, the working class, and the lower class. The upper class is people with a vast amount of power, which are prestigious, and influential on the nation’s institutions (Nasseri, 2008). These are the people who are in control of large corporations and have some political power, even though their lifestyles have little impact on America in general. The second group considered the upper middle class belongs to the “white collar” professions who have earned post-secondary degrees with high-paying jobs that allow them to live comfortably (Nasseri, 2008). Next is the lower middle class who are people with a college education whom may suffer from the

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