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Psych 107: Work Housework Relational work Segregation Wage gap Mentoring Strategies for success
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Housework Women do twice as much, 90-93% do meal planning and cooking Second shift Worldwide, women do less paid work, more unpaid work, work longer hours Domestic work undervalued Not listed in Dictionary of Occupational Titles Monetary value not added to GNP What are the risks? What are the rewards?
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Relational work More done by women Employed women do just as many child activities with kids except watching TV Women as communicators and organizers Maximizes family resources Is this work? Women as helpers “2 person careers” Men at highest exec levels What are the rewards? What are the risks? Case: Lorna Wendt-wanted half of $100 million, got 20
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Segregation A majority of American women work for pay. 98% secretaries, 93% nurses, 84% elementary teachers are
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