Lets start with a definition of Long Term Orientation, so we’re all on the same page:
“A national culture attribute that emphasises the future, thrift and persistence.”
It’s likely that you can find more definition, but this one makes sense and is compact. The way this definition is phrased is from a relative high score on this dimension.
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One of the Characteristics of Power Distance is respect for the elderly.
In other words, in countries that score high on Power Distance people, whom are older (and greyer) get (and deserve) more respect than the young one’s.
I was sitting on the couch a couple of years ago, when the world championship football was being played in Germany.
My in-laws from India were over in the Netherlands for a couple of weeks! Since my father in-law (age 68 then) is a great football fan he was very eager to watch the games being played. As he did. Read More
This is of course not the opinion of the writer.
So, let me be more specific and approach this title from an cultural perspective
In certain countries people prefer to have a son over a daughter. In two of these countries, India & China, the men out-number the women by 12 to 15 percent. These figures come from the magazine Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors are, Therese Hesketh (University College, London) and Zhu Wei Xing (Zhejiang University China).
Selective abortion and negelect of young girls have led to these figures, according to the above mentioned study.
However, this is nothing new. Throughout the centuries boys have always been preferred over girls.