Difference Between Mexico And Mexico

comparative Essay
969 words
969 words

Even though the United States and Mexico share a common border the difference in culture between the two is significant. cultural Mexico has a very different history than the United States, and therefore is different in many ways. Both countries differ from equality/inequality, collectivism/individualism, gender roles, uncertainty avoidance, indulgence, restrains, and power distance index. In comparison with the United States, Mexico 's culture is more family-oriented and family is their first priority. Their children are celebrated, sheltered and wives fulfill domestic roles. Mexico places more importance on well-defined power and authority structures in organizations, and prefers more certainty and predictability. In the United States, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Compares mexico's culture and the united states'. both countries differ from equality/inequality, collectivism/individualism, gender roles, uncertainty avoidance, indulgence, restrains, and power distance index.
  • States that the united states has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country. however, gender inequality in mexico has been diminishing throughout history, but continues to persist in many forms.
  • Explains that individualism has come to be seen as practically the defining characteristic of american society; however, this is not the case in mexico.
  • Compares the power distance index between the united states and mexico based on historical events.
  • Analyzes how the power distance index explains why certain cultures have the values and rules that they do.
  • Compares mexico's power-distance with south korea and india, stating that employees from high-power cultural backgrounds prefer to maintain a professional distance from their bosses.
  • Concludes that the two countries that make up north america are physically close, but mexico is simply a different country than the united states.
  • Cites stiglitz, joseph's article, "equal opportunity, our national myth." eduardo, porter, and geert, hofstede.

“The degree to which individual decision-making is valued is much lower. This can be seen in terms of caring for workers and their families, establishing workplace harmony, and exhibiting control toward employees.
The Power Distance Index between both countries is very different because of the historical events that occurred” (Stiglitz, Joseph, 2015). The United States has a lower power distance, where all people feel entitled to a certain amount of power. “Culture’s that have a low power distance expect and accept power relations that are more consultative or democratic. People relate to one another more as equals regardless of formal positions. Those holding inferior positions are willing to question and challenge those in superior positions, whether it comes to decisions making or suggesting a new idea” (Geert, Hofstede,2015). For example, in a lower power distance culture, if one were to want a promotion at their job, they would be willing to confront their boss and ask for one. “In countries with high power distance such as Mexico, the less powerful accept power relations that are more autocratic and paternalistic. Subordinates acknowledge the power of others simply based on where they are situated in certain formal, hierarchical positions. As a whole, higher power distance countries believe that inequality is good, everyone has a specific place, people should depend on their leader, and that the powerful should not hide their power and are entitled to many privileges”

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