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lec10 - over last 30 years 2 Why so few women engineers?...

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1 Women have made real gains since 1970s In 1980s, a lot of “firsts” (astronauts, Supreme Court justice, etc.) 1992 “Year of the Woman” By 1998, 60% of women in work force More women in high-paying jobs But continuing pay inequity • Women make 75 cents to every male dollar (up from 60 cents in 1960) • Inequity within job categories • Inequity between job categories Why does pay inequity persist? • Job segregation – Pink collar jobs • Job discrimination – Glass ceiling • Organization of work – All workers have stay- at-home wives – Has long-term effects on women Still few women in engineering • 60% of college grads are women • But only 15-20% of engineering majors are women • Ratio has persisted
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Unformatted text preview: over last 30 years 2 Why so few women engineers? • Sexism • Discrimination • Socialization What is sexual harassment? • Quid Pro Quo • Hostile work environment • Vinson v. Meritor Savings Bank (1986) – Recognized as violation of Title 7 of Civil Rights Act of 1964 Sexual harassment entered public debate in 1990s • Anita Hill – “They just don’t get it” • Wall Street brokerage firms – “boom boom” rooms – “informal” networking What conclusions can we draw? • Socialization is important • Women’s labor is usually undervalued • Organization of work makes combining work and family difficult • Sexism is deeply ingrained in culture, psyches...
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course CS 101 taught by Professor Swiontek during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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