Soc Notes Gender in the workplace

Soc Notes Gender in the workplace - 10/11 -Gender in the...

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10/11 -Gender in the workplace -History of gender and work -Agricultural based economy – women worked alongside men -Women prepared consumable goods – clothes, food, soaps, candles, etc -Paid and unpaid work outside of farms, “female” professions – teachers, nurses -In remote areas, women worked in health care, as doctors, nurses, dentists -Single and divorced women more likely to work for a wage vs. married women -Industrial revolution -Family became unit of consumption (going to work is a new concept) -Women moved into factory work -Development of Victorian norms – to achieve mc status, you don’t do all of the work anymore -Myth of feminine frailty -Creates class wedge between the haves and have-nots -World Wars I and II -By WWI women established niche employment (teaching, nursing) -Labor shortages related to war -Clerical work became feminized -Factory worked increased in women in WWII -Changes in labor force participation -Men’s and women’s participation in paid labor force has converged over time
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