The social forces that operate on a family during the daughter's formative years continue to shape her experience. Thus the families, schools, and jobs that involve poor women are likely to be very hierarchically arranged, demanding conformity, passivity, and obedience—all unsupportive of continued intellectual growth.
Mary Field Belenky (20th century), psychologist, Blythe Mcvicker Clinchy (20th century), psychologist, and Nancy Rule Goldberger (20th century), psychologist. M.L. Kohn in, Class and Conformity: A Study In Values, Chicago, UP (1977). Women's Ways of Knowing (1986).