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November 13, 2007 WOMEN’S WORK AT HOME I. Women’s work in the home a. Housework b. Childrearing c. Managerial tasks (Arlie Hochschild, The Second Shift ) d. *This work is essential to the US economy* i. Underpaid ii. Undervalued iii. Invisible (only becomes visible when it’s not done) e. Legislation to help women in work force: i. Equal Pay Act (1963) ii. Title VII, Civil Rights Act (1964) iii. BUT: ideology of separate spheres: 1. Men in public arena of work and politics 2. Women in private arena of home and family f. FACT: majority of women work outside the home (women make up 46% of the workforce); BELIEF: women’s natural place is in the home g. “Belief” has consequences: i. Pay inequality ii. Unequal treatment (sexual harassment) iii. Restricted job opportunities iv. Fewer opportunities for advancement v. Glass ceiling h. 2002 Dept. of Labor study shows i. Affirmative Action policies have increased: hiring/promotion/job stability/wages of women i. Wage gap persists; i. Women working full-time/year-round earn: 76.5% of men’s wages
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