3-18-08 Gender Equity at Work

3-18-08 Gender Equity at Work - Today•Some current...

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Unformatted text preview: 3-18-2008Today•Some current gender/work problemsoEmployer discriminationoCare work and the care penaltyoStalled revolution in the housework•Opt-out revolutionoOr, “End of the gender revolution?”oIdeas for breaking the impasseGender Equity at Work•Equal Pay Act, 1963oCan’t pay workers in ‘equal’ jobs unequallyoHard to prove when job titles differ•Civil Rights Act, Title VII, 1964oCan’t discriminate purposefully in employment against women or minoritiesoHard to prove (e.g. hiring ‘pool’ comparisons)Wal-Mart and the Glass CeilingInvestigating and Proving Gender Discriminationhttp://www.walmartclass.com/Wal-Mart Basics•Founded by Sam Walton•Headquarters in Bentonville, AR•Largest retailer in the world•Largest private employer in the U.S.•$244.6 billion in sales; $6 billion profit in 2003•6,000 stores worldwide•Lawsuit claimsoSubjective system of hiring, promotion, and compensation, negatively affecting womeno‘Willingness to relocate’ rule for managers a pretext, not necessary...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course SOCI 130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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