History of Gender and Work

History of Gender and Work - o Increase in gender...

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History of Gender and Work - The home as the workplace o Task divided by gender, but women worked alongside men o Single and divorced women more likely to work for a wage - Industrial Revolution o Transformed family from unit of production to unit of consumption o 18 th century Victorian norms - o De-skilled jobs became women work this happened to secretarial jobs and elementary schools o Women started being places in male jobs as they fought the war Changes in the labor for Participation - Men and women participation in the paid labor force has converged over time - The gap between the 70s and today has shrunk dramatically. - Women still making less than men within the same racial group - Gender segregation at work continues
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Unformatted text preview: o Increase in gender integration following legally mandated policy changes in 1970s o Slowed in 1980s, 1990s o Today women still more likely to be in jobs in which the majority of people in those jobs are women o ERA NEVER PASSED BUMMER -Pages 147-148 jobs for women and men, read the book Gendering the Market Peter Levin-Womens bodies suitable for sexualization, unsuitable for the physical demands of the exchange floor-Traders considered aggressiveness and competitiveness essential to success on the floor-During down times on the floor, the work culture changes to one of sexually aggressive joking and sexual objectification of women...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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