Soc 8-6-08

Soc 8-6-08 - Soc 326 Gender and Work Consider how...

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Soc 326 8-6-08 Gender and Work Consider how occupational opportunities and outcomes differ for men and women Women have made significant work related progress in recent decades Good greater labor force participation more equal pay Bad still unequal pay, occupational segregation block mobility Women in the labor Force Today women are nearly as likely to work as men 1940 only 1 in 4 2005 approximately 2 out of 3 Traditional normative arrangement for married couples now the exception Most married couples are dual earners ( both in paid labor) Why more women in the labor force Changing perception of womens place in society and transformation of gender ideologies Macroeconomic changes Increasingly difficult for husband to be sole breadwinner Growth of service sector jobs created a demand for women Gender and compensation On virtually every measure of earnings, women trail men As of 2004 women earn 76 cents for every dollar a man earns The average full-time female worker earns 9.575 less Women are much more likely to hold low-paying jobs
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2008 for the course SOC 326 taught by Professor D during the Spring '07 term at Arizona.

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Soc 8-6-08 - Soc 326 Gender and Work Consider how...

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