第二，即使妇女有机会改善生活，她们也可能习惯于对社会和文化因素作出反应。Naila Kabeer研究了同一工作下某些职位性别集中的原因。作者从伦敦服装业的角度研究了这些因素(Kabeer 286)。妇女主要在家庭工作部门工作，而男子则在工厂和血汗工厂工作。
Secondly, women might be conditioned to respond to social and cultural factors even when they get a chance to better their lives. Naila Kabeer researched the reasons behind concentrations of gender in certain positions under the same work. Author studies these factors with respect to the clothing industry in London (Kabeer 286). Women predominantly worked in the home working sector, while men were seen to be present in the factories and sweatshops.
“The practice of female seclusion effectively cements the syndrome of family honour and female virtue by restricting women to the domestic domain and permitting them to intrude into male space only in dire economic needs” (Kabeer 287).
Many reasons were identified for this adherence to home working jobs more than factor jobs. For instance, the general homogenizing category of Asian women who are seen to follow traditions more rigidly leads them to accept the stereotypes of being passive, traditional and home bound. However, it is not just culture and religious background, but it is because of elements like low education attainment and issues in communication. An average amount of people interviewed seemed to indicate that the lower levels of education were an important reason for why they were not able to take part in alternate work situations. However, education itself is not a point here, as the interviewer was able to find out that some of the women had even completed secondary education when their male counterparts had not even completed primary education. Therefore, more than that point, the language and communication part was seen to be the reason behind women just selecting home working positions. Women were noticed to have a very poor command over the official language spoken in the UK which is English. Their lacking in language proficiency led to women having problems mingling with the society. However, as Kabeer states that language proficiency issues are solved by speaking. The men who came to the United Kingdom had many language proficiency issues as well but over time, the men were able to resolve these issues unlike the women.